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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 12,354 posts (12,481 including aliases). 84 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 10 aliases.


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Extracting anything of note from fiction (which varies greatly in quality) is much more time-and-energy consuming than lifting a statblock or information from a support article. I'm paying stupid big money for my APs, I want my buck to give me a bang, ads and fiction don't give me the bang - I can live with ads (but honestly, print ads in 2016?) but fiction makes me grind my teeth since Burnt Offerings.

If I want to read quality prose, I have a massive backlog of great books from cool authors (including PF Tales!) waiting for me. I don't want to wade through some sometimes stellar, sometimes less so short stories stretchered over 6 months in order to perhaps find some nugget that might be relevant to the game I'm running.

Die, fiction, die.

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Sorry, but if want to read a novel, I buy a novel. Anything that's not directly applicable gaming material is lost on me.

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Are you one of those people who want to play paladins in Skull & Shackles or a Cleric of Iomedae in Hell's Vengeance? ;)

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Please tell me that fiction got ditched from this AP. I've been waiting 9 years for this to happen.

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Well, a good GM adjusts things on the fly to fit the group. Like Kali says, it seems like your GM did something weird: on the one hand, he made encounters harder, but it seems he wanted to balance it by faster XP track and stuff like free diamonds. I don't think it's a good move, bumping lethality of the campaign is something that should only be done if the party is 6+ PCs or the majority of the group is playing highly optimized characters. PCs dropping left and right is not fun. People get burned out and frustrated.

A solid campaign will likely have a couple spectacular PC deaths, but should never pass the frustration threshold.

Silver Crusade

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Isabelle Lee wrote:

For the record, I hope Starfinder doesn't put an end to Numerian technology and plotlines in Pathfinder.

(Also for the record, I don't expect it to.)

We're in luck, James Jacobs confirmed in his AJJA thread that science fiction isn't going away because Starfinder is a thing.

It's not going away.

It will be there.

Robotz with lazors will keep returning.

Let thaaaaat siiiiink iiiiiin...

ROBOTZ WITH LAZORS.

Silver Crusade

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Is making Paizo.com somewhat more friendly for mobile device users anywhere on the table? I mean, using my fingertip to hunt for elusive pixels is a skill which helps in ... many ... other ... real-life situations, but I am painfully aware that as my sight and muscles deteriorate over the years, this is not going to get any easier.

Silver Crusade

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Molthune is not-Prussia.

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OLD MEN YELL AT CLOUDS.

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An excellent Player's Guide. The bits where it helps to ease the players into an unfamiliar (well, at least unfamiliar for D&D dungeonhackfests) opening and assumptions, it's golden.

Silver Crusade

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Nikosandros wrote:
Goth Guru wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Except, they eliminated the message boards to save money.
Except it wasn't to save money. It was to ignore the massive groundswell against 4th edition. They can restart their message boards now that they have a decent product.
WotC forums were closed less than a year ago, so it had nothing to do with 4th edition.

And now BioWare is closing theirs. Shifting fan interaction to social media is a trend, and while between PFS and general anti-tech sentiment of the fanbase the Paizo forums will last a few years longer, I believe we won't be posting here in 5 years tops.

Silver Crusade

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Wow, and there I thought Ursula K. Le Guin is compulsory reading material! Go read her ASAP, you'll emerge stronger.

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Wish there was a murderkillrageBURNBURNBURNKILL! PrC for Ragathiel...

Silver Crusade

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Quandary wrote:

I'm hopeful for Ironfang, and am happy with setting and actors, although unsure how they develop it...** spoiler omitted **

Not liking the idea of Azlanti AP introducing new underwater combat rules, if those rules are needed they should be issued as Errata. Doing it this way deprives others of these rules, and means future APs/modules with...

Open content, Internet, XXI century.

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Yes, Maybe, Yes, Likely Yes.

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Most of contemporary Europe is built out of Billy bookcases, including my apartment.

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Marco, do you have any life outside monitoring worlwide warehouse inventory of Paizo products? Just curious :)

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If I want Fantasy Europe, I play Warhammer. Grime, illiteracy, ignorance, religious zealotry, pestilence, rot, age expectancy ca. 35, you name it, you got it.

Silver Crusade

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M'naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Silver Crusade

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I believe Galt is something that didn't really pick off with anybody at Paizo, perhaps except Erik, who is far too busy answering Marco's never-ending questions about minis to do anything else. ;)

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CorvusMask wrote:
Umm ._.; I was planning to pre order the Curse of the Crimson Throne hardcover, but it seems like it will be cheaper for me to buy hardcover over here from local gamestore and pdf separately :'D Delivery from USA to here just costs so ridiculously much...

It's fine. Direct sales give Paizo more profit, but local sales keep the business present where you buy it. Especially important for non-US/Canada :)

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Scott Romanowski wrote:
I cancelled my adventure path subscription because of this AP. If I'd wanted to play Call of Cthulhu, I'd be playing that RPG, not Pathfinder.

Except this isn't Call of Cthulhu. CoC is about puny, terrified humans armed with knives, revolvers and perhaps some unreliable magick up against things that come from beyond. It's a game about hopeless horror in face of the cosmic unspeakable.

Whereas Pathfinder is about SUMMONING HOSTS OF SOLARS WHILE THE VIVISECTIONIST ALCHEMIST TEARS THE STARSPAWN OF CTHULHU A NEW ONE AND THE CATFOLK ARCANIST CASTS QUICKENED MAXIMIZED ENERVATION ON THE DIMENSIONAL SHAMBLER AND ALL THE WHILE, YOUR GODS GOT YOUR BACK AND WON'T LET ANY HIGH PRIEST OF A REMOTELY RELEVANT ENTITY FROM BEYOND THE STARS MESS UP THEIR TURF.

Basically, Strange Aeons will be about throwing Lovecraft and high-powered fantasy into a blender. It's something totally different from purist Call of Cthulhu.

Silver Crusade

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HOMOLOG!

Silver Crusade

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SPIRES OF TRUCKMOTHERING NEX!

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VARISIA!

Silver Crusade

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DISTANT WORLDS.

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Yes. You can swing a two-handed axe. Or a greatsword. Or a piano. This is a fantasy game, not a medieval warfare simulator. The sooner you stop validating every your idea against the notions of a) realism b) adherence to canon, the sooner you'll actually start having fun, instead of self-defeating yourself.

Silver Crusade

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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Andor of course.

I heard Falcon's Hollow is a great place to move in with your kids.

Silver Crusade

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GALT!!!

Silver Crusade

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The AP is The Ruins of Azlant and yes, aboleths did it.

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Tiamat and Demogorgon are both real-life names and are under public domain. However, their exact representations (five-headed dragon and twin-headed baboon) are not, so you can name-drop them, you can even say that one is a dragon deity and the other is a demon lord, but you can't use the exact lore and appearance as the WotC-owned ones. And since people are quite strongly attached to both, Paizo decided to name-drop them, thus making it easier to canon them in your game, but didn't do anything further as to not create something that would clash with fan-favourite lore.

Silver Crusade

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magnuskn wrote:

I only took a cursory look through the book, but I was specifically looking for an answer to the one question which has always presented the biggest problem with a horror themed campaign for me in Pathfinder "Why fear something you can easily kill?".

The book does not seem to provide any good answer, although it does seem to pose the question at least twice. The best answer it seems to give is that the players need to go along with the ride, but that is an answer which places the entire onus on players suspending their disbelief to a degree which I, personally, find immersion-breaking.

Werewolf: the Apocalypse says hello.

Silver Crusade

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JiCi wrote:
Rysky wrote:

It's only late if you don't play past those levels.

It starting off as tiny is offset by it ending up as Huge.

By comparison, a paladin gets a suitable-sized mount at 5th level (whether s/he's Small or Medium) and a cavalier gets it at 1st level (again, regardless of the rider's size).

We're talking about a difference in levels ranging from 9 to 13 levels.

Yikes!

At-will flight is incredibly powerful and game-breaking if attained too early.

Silver Crusade

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Some relevant Word of God on who Glorious Reclamation and who it's not the best idea to associate with them.

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As much as I love Distant Worlds, The Great Beyond, Distant Shores, Arcadia, Azlant and other weird places, Varisia is like that on and off lover whom you keep falling in every time she walks into the bar and says "Hi, darling, missed me?".

Silver Crusade

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Curse is way better.

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captain yesterday wrote:
The Inferno Gate eats Cheliax because the Glorious Reclamation doesn't have the balls to do what it takes to close it.

Damn you Private The Day After Tomorrow, you almost tricked me into an awful sexist joke regarding the gender of GR leadership!

Silver Crusade

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Harleequin wrote:
Condition removal is not exclusively divine and anyway thats why people walk around with decent UMD and scrolls of lesser restoration!

Ah, the good old "Wizards and Clerics are not as powerful because anyone can Use Magic Device scrolls!" argument.

Silver Crusade

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If anybody likes to discuss semantics and philosophy until their brain bleeds out, they should just go to law school and stop bothering normal humans, like I did.

Silver Crusade

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Rysky, stop falling for flamebaits.

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A pirate galleon from Shackles gets sucked into a time-space continuum vortex and crash-lands on the Absalom station. A bunch of CN drunk pirates (the PCs) either go and try to find out what happened to Golarion, or just get more drunk and laser punch the hell out of a tavern.

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