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Since apparently we have a new trend here...

WHY IS SHIPPING ON HARDCOVERS SO UGLY THAT IT FORCED ME TO QUIT THE RPG SUB AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE 29TH FOR MY PDF THIS IS UNFAIR BAD AND NOT NICE *HEAVY BREATHING* *BLOOD PRESSURE*

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Dotted for much interest in the thread. Fast forward to PDF date, please!

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Use a browser plugin such as Lazarus, which allows you to recover lost forum post drafts.

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Irony ;-)

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Vodka or Whisky?

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Any new monsters?

Do we get new info on Aroden?

Are paladins of Asmodeus legal again?

Anything on Darklight Sisterhood?

Stats for gods, maybe?

I sure hope there are no robotz with lazors in there.

Beholders, finally?

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White Wolf didn't collapse because they went digital. Heck, they never really did - what killed them was the decision to reboot all their profitable lines with something that wasn't quite as well received.

I take it you're ready to stomach the increasing prices of print products? Paper is dying, mobile is on the rise, things will only get worse from now on if you're in the "let's party like it's 1778 all over again" camp.

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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:
Earl of the Malebolge wrote:
Aelryinth wrote:

Worms.

They'd have to move it to Golarion to do serious justice for it, however, and that would involve some big rewrites.

===Aelryinth

Please please please Paizo!!!

sigh

Wizards' IP, unfortunately. :(

That's an interesting thought though. Maybe they couldn't do a word for word reprint, but perhaps a spiritual successor (these seem all the rage these days anyways)?

That's awfully close to lawsuit territory.

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zylphryx wrote:
Having the Shackled City get the PF treatment would be nice (though you would lose some of the surprise factor of running a PF group through it and modding it yourself ... those who have read or played it know of which particular NPC I speak ;) ).

Sadly, impossible. Shackled City is owned by WotC.

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Apocryphile wrote:
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Apocryphile wrote:
Surely you should send the link when the order goes to pending, as that's when you actually take my cash?!?
Because they don't take the cash until it ships. See this FAQ.

Well maybe the banks here in NZ do things differently, because my account is debited before my order moves to shipped. The funds are no longer accessible by me, i.e., I have paid for them.

I understand that Paizo may not receive my money for some time after that (I worked in Finance for over 11 years), but the point remains that I have paid. As the authorisation has been successful, the funds have been confirmed to be present, and set aside for Paizo so at that point there is no danger of them not receiving their cash.

So I ask again, why do I have to wait for the warehouse to get round to ship my order (which usually seems to be at the bottom of the stack) to be able to download my pdfs when payment for them has been set aside from my account for usually well over a week previously?

What reason is there for not allowing access to the pdfs once the order has been authorised? Payment is assured at that point. There is no risk, only goodwill, and swift delivery of goods paid for.

Well, having worked in finances for 11 years you surely do know that authorisations on bank accounts don't last forever. The usual expiry date is 7 days. So, consider this scenario:

April 7th: Paizo authorises your acc and gives you access to your PDFs.
April 14th: Auth expires.
April 16th: Paizo comes around to sending your order (since it's on the bottom of the stack) and charges your card, but the money isn't there any more. Maybe it's because that wasn't a credit card but a flat/pre-paid card and you spent the money on something else in the mean time, or maybe because a bailiff put an order on your account to seize overdue alimony (in most jurisdictions, bailiff seizure orders override any other authorisations and charges short of other seizure orders), or some other reason.

In either case, you have the PDFs, Paizo has nothing, and in the quite possible event that this happened because you wanted to have free stuff and get away with it, there's little short of international litigation that Paizo can do about it.

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Aaand diagonal squares are adjacent, too.

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Silver Surfer wrote:
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They already rewrote the Cleric. It's called the Shaman.
And what a hideous mistake that was... what makes it especially farcical is that the druid already had several shaman archetypes!!!

Today, the prize for getting the most hyperboles in a sentence about a game goes to...

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IIRC in one of the preview podcasts it was stated that Unchained says flat-out "give everyone +2 skill points/level". Skill point amounts were carried over from 3.5 in order not to blow up all the published statblocks, so it makes sense to uncouple the system from legacy chassis here as well.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

The Cheliax Campaign Setting should be out in october - i hope.

By then the first half of "Hell´s Rebels" should also be available.
I wish the Campaign Settings would come out before the associated Adventure Paths to help GMs prepare additional background flavor...

Most GMs (at least, myself and all GMs I play with) never run APs before they have all 6 parts, so that's not much of an issue.

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"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
Would love to see feats, items, and player options for eagle knight PCs.
Sadly, I did notice that the summary does not include something like: "and plenty of Feats/Archetypes/Player Options to help play a champion of Andoran/Eagle Knight", so I'm more inclined to think its just a fluff and DM book.

Which is perfectly fine, because it's a book for DMs, duh.

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For me the problem is that each and every of my players (and that's 15+ recurring people) picked up the Summoner, tried to wrap their head around it, failed, and never looked twice. If this book makes Summoner more accessible and easier to handle for people, I'll be happy. I get the argument that it was supposed to be an 'advanced' class, but Witch, Cavalier and Oracle are 'advanced' too, and nobody has ever had such problems with them at my table.

One thing I'm curious about is how the new rage mechanic will apply to other classes and creatures which have access to it - for example, my wife's RoW Ranger has a wolverine animalcomp.

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Rynjin wrote:
Arachnofiend wrote:

The Eldritch Guardian combined with one of the many great archetypes that stack with it is already a perfectly viable Fighter, it can only go up from here.

What I really want to see is a way for my EG/Brawler Fighter to mimic Dimensional Anchor. That would be beautiful.

Mutation Warrior/Martial Master/Eldritch Guardian is mechanically pretty solid but you have to admit it's not what you would think of when you say "Fighter".

Well it does look like an Excel spreadsheet, but isn't this what whole d20 is all about? ;-)

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Third!

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Rynjin wrote:
Jason Bulmahn wrote:
As per usual, we can never please everyone...
Of course not. If you did, I would assume you'd made some sort of unholy pact with Asmodeus, and then a bunch of people wouldn't be pleased anyway!

Well, this book isn't buffing Clerics to any significant degree, so Beckett is bound to be grumpy. ;-)

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Two butts I can live without, but I sure do hope my cloud of tentacle/penises carries over...

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Crowdfunding solves precisely zero problems here, because the biggest problem with hardcover rereleases is that they clog up the manpower and the regular release schedule, and both are pretty vital if you're running a business based around a stead monthly flow of product (and income).

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It's not like the sexuality of any other iconic was explicitly spelled out in Meet The Iconics.

Maybe except for Alain's thing for horses...

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Cayzle wrote:

May I hijack this thread for my own question? I'm releasing my own free splat book of Pathfinder prestige classes. I am planning to release it under both the OGL and a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

You might want to talk to your lawyer about that. The way OGL is worded it is not entirely clear how it sits with other licenses which deal with modifying/transferring rights contained therein.

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The guy would likely have to confront the fact that the Green Faith dropped the ball and ironically the only nature-related force that has any success in fighting demons is a band of deranged NE undead druids.

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DM Beckett wrote:

I'm gonna have to agree, so far the book is kind of on the "meh" side. It kind of seemed to aim for the circumstantial over generally useful, and it really looks like a lot of the gear is far overpriced.

Not useless, but pretty far below what I'd expected. It seems focused most on lightly armored guys, Monks, and Arcane Spellcasters, and seems to have forgotten about, well martial and melee characters.

You forgot your signature "Once again, nothing noteworthy for Clerics" line!

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Pexx wrote:


1.A I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for netflix dvds comes with my subscription. I pay amazon 60 dollars a year for "free" shipping. What I am getting at is there are other avenues/models to go down than kicking the shipping cost direct to the consumer i.e. you and me.

Netflix and Amazon operate on volumes of product and business models which are incomparable with a medium-sized company like Paizo. That's apples and oranges there. Amazon actually sells stuff, complete with shipping, at a near-loss and makes up with the sheer insane amount of things they shove out the door every second. I believe Netflix is quite similar.

Sure, there are other avenues:

- stealth the shipping cost into the MSRP. You're still the one who's paying, except you're feeling a little better about yourself now.
- switch the postal company. Oh, wait, United States, you have only one. Tee hee! But hey, you have a Postmaster General, that's a cool name.
- dunno, you got anything?

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Ah, Protestants and their "Bible-is-a-literal-in-your-face-truth" thing :)

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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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Aaaaah.

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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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Roll a d6, 1-2: Bestiary 2, 3-4: Bestiary 3, 5-6: Bestiary 4. Simples!

Modules and APs mix and match, some are more traditional, others are more off the wall.

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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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Marc Radle wrote:

Most people still buy print books and print is not going away any time soon. The number of folks going all digital is certainly increasing, but they are still very much in the minority.

Print is still very much were it's it for the majority of the book buying public

Go back in time and substitute "books" for "snail mail", "mp3 players", "compact cameras" or "palmtops". See how these turned out.

Our hobby, being notoriously hostile to technology, will likely hold out slightly longer than other areas, but Resistance is Futile.

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Kthulhu wrote:
Chozo Hybrid wrote:
Mine was the beginner box when that came out, not as old school
I find it amusing to see someone refer to ANY Pathfinder product as "old school".

You gotta tell them apart from "The Dark Ages" stuff somehow.

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Dragon78 wrote:
I hope for a Castrovel AP one day but it will be a long time till we see an AP(or AP volume) that takes place on another planet again.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Feb 2016 AP is Distant Worlds, given how unpopular Giantslayer turns out to be.

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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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Rogues fail at devouring civilizations. You need a Master Summoner or an Archer Paladin for that...

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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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Like I said before, 5E is a placeholder produced so that WotC execs have an answer to the "oh but you do still produce the original thing, right?" question from video game/movie makers.

Selling licenses off a brand when you don't put out the base product is hard, notwithstanding the paradox that the base product is a niche of a niche offering with a tiny target, while the licensed stuff has potentially zillion times bigger reach.

And before Kthulhu starts losing his temper - 5E is a perfectly fine *game*. However, as a *product* I think it's just there to make licensing easier. Sound strategy from WotC there - if the licensed stuff will be any good, that is. I guess that somebody at Hasbro looked hard into ROI of M:tG and D&D and told the latter "look, figure out some way of getting expense to return ratio better or we're replacing you with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic RPG".

Which, come to think of, would be something I would gladly give them money for :P

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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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And a CR +2 encounter amounts to "moderate challenge, some resources are going to be depleted", per Pathfinder math. And it's not a demon lord, just a run the mill mid-level fiend. I understand that 35yrs ago defeating a glabrezu was stuff of legends, but the game did change a bit here and there since then.

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