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magnuskn wrote:

Yep, the devs vastly underestimated the damage output PC's have at the high (meaning: after 3rd ^^) tiers. Now, the problem here already is that they have published a lot of mythic creatures and redoing all their hitpoints would be awkward. I wonder if the writers are willing to go to that length.

Then again, I've said since the alpha of the CRB that at high levels hitpoint totals for opponents (and PC's, to be perfectly honest) are way too low compared to the damage output of a normal party.

magnuskn wrote:

Have hitpoints and AC been adjusted upwards for the higher CR monsters?

A problem I generally encountered in my campaigns was that at higher levels, players were able to put out several hundreds of points of damage in a round, making fights even against a dragon generally last only about two to three rounds.

That's from June 2009. ^^

Yeah, you were running your games for 6 turbo optimizers since 2009 and you were curious why HP totals eyeballed at 4 non-optimized PCs are too low. Shocker!

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Odraude wrote:

"Spoiling the pages of your bestiary," eh?

Way to once again be dismissive of what people like. That elitist attitude you have about other people's ideas is really annoying. Though I'm sure if we said your suggestions would spoil the bestiary, you'd suddenly play the victim.

You do realize it's Sincubus after his bi-monthly alias change, right? :)

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I love this community! Over the last 8 years, I've been:

- threatened with physical violence
- using firearms, once
- both occasions, luckily, would require the other party to fly over the Atlantic, so no biggie
- put on an ignore list a zillion times (magnuskn still gets nightmares about how the ignore script stops working and he sees my posts again)
- had letters sent to my workplace telling that I'm a bad person and should be fired ASAP
- threatened with lawsuits (always get a giggle from these)
- told that Jesus hates me
- told that Jesus loves me
- tempbanned twice (I blame Edition Wars)

But also I've met dozens of amazing people and I hope to meet them some day. And have a drink. And play a game. Which hopefully doesn't involve physical violence using firearms...

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GM Xabulba wrote:
Do you guys really want troll shaming to be thing?

I'm a very shameless person, so it doesn't really get me :)

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Mythic Distant Worlds AP could be a good idea. Turbo Cyber Liches and Dead God Robots ... mmmm ... mmmmmm.

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Epic didn't work.

Mythic works if you accept the fact that it generates turbo rocket rag superhero gameplay. I'm not sure if that's what people are expecting from 20+ games.

Face it tiger, the ruleset based on iterative attacks, reality-warping magic available on mid levels and three digit numbers just can't handle itself at higher levels.

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Orthos wrote:
Captain Kid Rime wrote:
Josh Frost
Mike McArtor

FRANK TROLLMAN

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You remember when Liz Courts and Mike Moreland were just two hyperactive fanpersons.

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
jimibones83 wrote:
It sucks to watch people come in and voice such negative opinions of something your totally amped about. Those of us who like syfy feel like anyone who dislikes it should just ease up and let us have our day for once. We can have both fantasy and syfy:)
Can we have sci-fi or SF instead of syfy? Because syfy is... I think it's an obscene Polish word. Gorbacz?

It's plural from 'syf' which itself comes from 'syfilis', and means a really ugly mess. Fustercluck is the closest English equivalent.

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Scott Betts wrote:


The OGL cat is out of the bag, but at this point it's ugly and malnourished and very few people are willing to put up with its crap.

Well, I'd say it's a quite a big cat that ate WotC's market leadership for lunch, but YMMV.

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Given that I ain't seeing any OGL in the free Basic Rules, I give it chances slim to zero.

Most likely scenario is some kind of compatibility license for non-profit works only. After all, who would want to risk another Pathfinder situation? :)

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I miss Ciretose. Oh, wait...

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I believe at lot of hangs on how good Iron Gods will be. Jade Regent, while not a bad AP at all, didn't really manage to get me excited about Dragon Empires (mostly because it spends half the AP away from Tian Xia).

Iron Gods dodges that bullet by getting us there and right away. And the author lineup is sweet. And Space Goddess Crystal is writing the final adventure. And the stars are right.

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Yeah, the constant "It's just one AP! And we won't be publishing just science-fantasy stuff during these 6 months! And the next AP will be traditional fantasy! And the one after that! Promise!" feels like a band that released a conceptual album and now tries to placate the rabid traditionalists fans so that they won't go away.

Sure, you gotta make money for living and this is a turbo conservative corner of a conservative hobby. Still, disheartening.

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James Jacobs wrote:
But six months later, we'll be back in familiar fantasy territory with Giant Slayer... and the one after that as well!

*sigh*

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The problem is, as much as we're fond of it and all, Goalrion is just way too small an IP for an AAA+ game to be based upon.

And Paizo likely wouldn't settle for some indie studio doing a PF game in a basement.

So it's bit of Catch 22 here.

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Jeven wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Having people constantly pop up and tell you that you're a Not True Fantasy Fan because you enjoy something else than knights and princesses can sometimes get tiresome.
Other customers are just giving feedback to Paizo about their preferences and/or seeking reassurance that they are not permanently changing their focus. Its not about you.

Cool. Can that feedback be more "Hey guys, I'm really not into sci-fi!" and less "You betrayed us, True Fans of Fantasy?". Thank you.

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James Jacobs wrote:

And folks... especially talking bags...

Don't be jerks, please. Some folks won't like the same things you like. That's perfectly fine.

We're doing plenty with Iron Gods and sci-fi at this point... no one needs to worry that we'll suddenly not produce any of it because someone voices an opinion against it. And those who DON'T like it, rest assured that not everything we publish during the 6 months Iron Gods is going on will be sci-fi associated, and after that's over we'll be going back to pretty much straight fantasy again.

The game is big enough for all of us. The industry isn't so big that it doesn't weep when we fight and bicker.

HUGS!!!!

Having people constantly pop up and tell you that you're a Not True Fantasy Fan because you enjoy something else than knights and princesses can sometimes get tiresome. Especially if you've been organising fan conventions since the dark times of 90s and you're really trying hard to accommodate every degree of fandom, from people who pick apart every word penned by Tolkien to furry anime fans.

And the constant defensive "it's OK, Iron Gods is just a phase, then we're back to your beloved traditionalist giants and orcs stuff" from Paizo staff doesn't help much.

Traditionalists can literally choke themselves on the urzillion FR/Greyhawk/Dragonlance material out there. Really, is it that hard to see that some things have been done to death and some fresh air is needed badly in our hopelessly conservative hobby? Paizo is doing just that - skimming genre boundaries and treating long neglected topics such as the existence of non-heteresexual people with respect, and in the end we have all those fandom neo-cons yelling that the world is falling apart.

Blergh.

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APs are written to appeal to the average D&D gamer. An average D&D gamer is looking for lots of combat with some cool RP/story elements, not the other way round.

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I'm all for those changes.

If Wizards are buffed as well. :)

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All we need now is to buy enough Iron Gods to convince Paizo do to a Distant Worlds AP.

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captain yesterday wrote:
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NUMERIA!!!!!
isnt that coming before Giant Slayer?

Yes! And the basic rules of symmetry and elegance call for one to come also after! :)

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NUMERIA!!!!!

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I think the book should be renaned 'Pathfinder Exxxtreme' and have a Rob Liefeld cover.

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Insain Dragoon wrote:
I think to new players it may seem complicated, at least in the eyes of the devs. Remember that how the devs see and play the game is not the same as how players see and play the game.

There's also the horrifying option of that the way you see the game is not the way devs and majority of players see the game.

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I predict PFS swamped with Captain Andoran variants...

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Rynjin wrote:


Sorry to be the gloomy Gus on this one.

It's OK, wake us up when you've got something else to say apart from "My expectations were failed. Again." ;-)

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I'm very happy for Amazon and BookDepository. Without them, my chances of ever giving Paizo my money for hardcovers and boxes would be slim to none.

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Lou Diamond wrote:

Jason, if you fix other rules in unchained please fix the WBL table it does not mesh with the cost of magic items. Pazio designs many great magic items that players will never see as they are too expensive for any pazio produced products. Examples Shadow Lords Armor 117,500gp Field Medics Breast Plate 53,500 gp, Most staffs. It is now nice to tease the people who buy your products with Items there characters will never be able to buy because of faulty WBL designed by WOTC [note this not Pazio's fault except you did not fix it.]

Errr ... a level 16 (top of the line for most Paizo APs) char can afford either of these, doubly so if crafting.

Also, the rules need to support 17+ levels, too.

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There's already an Inner Sea Bestiary book in the campaign setting line, but IIRC it contains new monsters only.

Considering that each and every monster* is open content, I'm not really seeing profit in a book of reprints stripped of Golarion lore.

* apart from Deep Crow, that displacer-beast-like-thing from SD and a couple Lovecraftian monsters.

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The last two posts show why this book will likely never be made: some people want "courtship and red blushes" book and some people want "sexual rituals and stats for STDs" book and having them both meet in the middle is kinda impossible.

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Just like you have some people preoccupied with making sure their setting is 100% turbo official canon compatible, some folks want the rules side of their game to be 100% kosher Jason Buhlman approved.

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Evan Tarlton wrote:

Very nice!

What are his alignment and religion?

Alignment: Chaotic Metal, deity: Ronnie James Dio.

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Nëëds mȫrë ǚmläüts.

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Oh damn, I thought Paizo is making a Golarion/Old World mashup and we're having an AP about Gotrex & Felix.

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Insain Dragoon wrote:
How often has Paizo APs actually used non-core material?

Quite often. I think that every AP installment uses at least several monsters from beyond the first bestiary and an NPC or two with non-core classes. Standard policy is that anything that is avaialable in the official SRD is just referenced, while non-SRD material gets reprinted in full.

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Calthaer wrote:
Paizo would only "mak" the same amount of money if all the quantities sold on Amazon were automatically transferred to Paizo.com. Amazon has breadth of distribution that Paizo.com doesn't. While I'm sure Paizo isn't "forced" to use them, Amazon's sheer internet momentum and SEO domination likely makes it disadvantageous to ignore them. In addition, Paizo likely IS making more on sales at Paizo.com, even if they matched Amazon's price, because they're getting a higher margin on the product.

Also, because of Amazon's silly shipping prices, many overseas customers can actually buy books which they would never afford otherwise - 60+ USD shipping on hardcovers is a no-go for me, and I can only imagine it gets worse in more remote corners of the Earth.

So either Paizo sells me a hardcover book through Amazon and gets 50% of the value in their pocket, or they don't sell me the book at all. One of these two is a valid business choice, the other not so much :)

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GIANT ROBOTZ WITH LAZORS.

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bugleyman wrote:
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To me, it's D&D NextNextPlus, in order to differentiate it from the inevitable D&D NextPlusPlus which will come out in 2019.
Yes, Gorby, we get it. You hate all things WotC. Thanks for that. :/

You're welcome.

At least I'm consistent and not changing my views 180 degrees every other season. :)

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To me, it's D&D NextNextPlus, in order to differentiate it from the inevitable D&D NextPlusPlus which will come out in 2019.

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Becaue Amazon can afford to sell things at turbo deep discounts (or in some cases, at a loss) because they earn on the sheer amount of stuff they sell.

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Robert Brookes wrote:
Stratagemini wrote:

So is this like Book of Nine Swords was for 3.5? A preview into the Next edition of PF?

Because "Alternative Action Economy" hints at that for me.

I will say that I'm very interested in this "Magic item generator" system.

This is assuredly not a preview of or prelude to any future edition of Pathfinder RPG.

Rather, it's a chance to be able to make "changes" that fans have been asking for over the years (and ones the developers have wanted to make over the years) without fundamentally changing the core rulebook and forcing everyone to play under the new rules. It's options, ideas, alternates, and something you can piecemeal insert into your ongoing games.

Well, that won't stop people, in particular the ones with a long-standing axe to grind with Paizo, to run around the Internet screaming "paid beta of PF 2.0 out next year - WotC did that to you with Bo9s and now Paizo is doing it again".

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Blave wrote:
Ssalarn wrote:
Was at the banquet when they announced this, got the impression that this is going to be kind of like a "Pathfinder Essentials"; JB indicated that they were going to make the Barbarian easier to run at the table, present a nerfed and better balanced version of the Summoner, a full BAB monk, and hinted at "improving" the Rogue. Should be interesting.
Wait, what? Why would you need a simpler version of th barbarian? I never thought it was overly complicated.

Two words: rage cycling.

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While this isn't that difficult to pull off mechanically, it's going to cause a whole ton of inter-personal trouble at your gaming table. Avoid.

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Jessica Price wrote:
Rynjin wrote:

I'm torn.

On the one hand, very interesting story, and I like it.

On the other the cynical side of me wants to use the fact that she is the only Iconic (so far as I know) to have what most people would call a good life currently as "proof" that the Arcanist is very very definitely Paizo's pet class. Yes, she's embroiled in a web of deception, but she comes from a loving family, holds a comfy government position, and so forth. Compared to "Parents are dead, exiled from home, and wandering aimlessly" it's a big step up.

Worth noting that even if the design team did have a "pet" class in this (which is already a bad assumption, as I'm pretty sure different designers on the team have different feelings about different classes), the bio was written (and conceptualized) by someone who's not a member of the design team, so you're seeing connections where there aren't any.

It's that one stop before the "SKR bullied me at school" one.

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Scott Betts wrote:
It's interesting to see the reaction differences between those here and those at EN World. There are multiple threads at EN World filled with overwhelmingly positive reactions to the basic rules contents (with a handful of negative reactions) whereas here we have the opposite.

Because EnWorld is where all the WotC fans went to after their own forums became borderline useless, while Paizo is the place where all the not-WotC fans went to after, you know after what.

So you're either surprised by something you shouldn't be surprised by or you are venting your frustration that there is some place in the multiverse where people aren't that big fans of whatever Mike Mearls does.

But trust me, if you want to see a place where people are *really* not positive about D&D NextNext, go to TGD. Heck, their current 5E thread is called "Zero Buzz on 5E...Is It Dead Out The Gate?". You'd love it ;-)

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Wait, wait, this thread serves an additional, very important, purpose.

AM I TO UNDERSTAND THAT PAIZO HIRED CORT "CRAZY MOUSTACHE" ODEKIRK?

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Samy wrote:
I just want to second Archives of Nethys. For me at least, it's the single most useful website for making Pathfinder characters.

Thirded. Between the "no Golarion IP" and "oh hey that's cool oh wait it's 3PP" problems d20pfsrd has, Archives of Nethys wins for me too. Also, I'm a sucker for white text on black backgrounds ;-)

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Ross Byers wrote:
brad2411 wrote:
Ross Byers wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Screw castard/martialfail disparity, this means you can have a party with a White Mage, a Blue Mage, a Red Mage and a Dragoon.
Red Mage?
Red Mages are from Final Fantasy and the are essentially Mystic Thuerges that do not get the highest level spells.
I know what a Red Mage is. I was just wondering what class/build the Bag considers to be a red mage: White mage is an arcanist archetype, blue mage is an arcanist with Suffering Knowledge, Dragoon is a fighter or Cavalie archetype, I forget which. Red Mage could be a mystic theurge or a bard, but I'm curious what he had in mind.

That would be Bard or Eldritch Knight.

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Screw castard/martialfail disparity, this means you can have a party with a White Mage, a Blue Mage, a Red Mage and a Dragoon.

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