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I blame an alliance of Cyclists, Masons, Mansons and Fascist Jewish Front.

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Magnimar, Kaer Maga, Shadow Absalom.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Now to figure out which of my characters will brave this trail.

The brave ones, duh.

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Rogar Stonebow wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Jeven wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
There should be a general forum rule against starting such threads.
There should be a general rule against complaining about the presence of threads which you are not interested in but other people are.

Let me guess, you're a new one here.

*checks*

Yup. 2013. Fresh kid, new to the block. I can see the acne on your face.

See, I am a grizzled old dog, I fought in a flame war, or two. I took two termp bans on my chest and I watched in glorious joy as people got permabanned because I've managed to trip them over into frenzy.

But I digress.

Hey Old dog. Not everyone begins playing an RPG with an old dog's perspective. People (especially new people) come to forums to learn. If this kind of discussion is too much for your old bones, find a new thread.

About that finding thing ... there's a "search" function on the left, where you can suddenly discover that 99% of these arguments were done to death before. Or you can just necro an old thread to save everybody time :)

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Jeven wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
There should be a general forum rule against starting such threads.
There should be a general rule against complaining about the presence of threads which you are not interested in but other people are.

Let me guess, you're a new one here.

*checks*

Yup. 2013. Fresh kid, new to the block. I can see the acne on your face.

See, I am a grizzled old dog, I fought in a flame war, or two. I took two termp bans on my chest and I watched in glorious joy as people got permabanned because I've managed to trip them over into frenzy.

But I digress.

There have been dozens of these threads already, and they usually end in tears, Paladin questions, Icyshadow and Mikaze going on their usual "always Evil is terribad, let's have some villages of Good orcs who could raise these kids, Paizo why won't you give us any?" tangents, somebody going off in a totally opposite direction (likely just to argue with these two), somebody likening killing goblin babies to whatever is currently happening in Palestine, somebody saying how alignment is a retarded idea to begin with, somebody saying how alignment is good because Gary Was Right, somebody linking his/her 'monster orphanage' thread and somebody asking why the hell is killing children any different from killing adults, then somebody saying that killing children is basically like killing puppies since children aren't really full human beings and then some lone mother walks into the thread and imagines somebody saying that to her IRL and oh dear, is my coffee ready?

"Is killing orc kids evil?" sits right next to "Why some people consider rogues weak", "Caster/Martial disparity - truth or myth?" and "Did my Paladin just fail?" in the Inevitable Mod Lock Material category.

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There should be a general forum rule against starting such threads.

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bugleyman wrote:

Has WotC's crack team of technical experts managed to solve the intractable conundrum of PDFs yet?

*shakes Magic 8-Ball*

** spoiler omitted **

Well, they did, but now the issue is considered by The Board of Directors, who have only recently discovered that the VHS/Betamax war was finally concluded...

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Honestly, the 'fight [x] giants at [y], rinse, repeat x6 except substitute orcs for giants in the first adventure because CR' formula of this AP is perhaps the most uninspired outline of any Paizo AP to date. While I'm sure that individual adventures will have their moments and the authors will do a splendid job, but the outline itself is a far cry from Paizo's usual standard of creativity. And I don't mean stuff like RoW or IG, even RotRL and CotCT, despite being very traditional, were far more exciting to read about than Giantslayer.

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Axial wrote:

1) When I apply the simple class templates to a monster, does it still need to have a high enough ability score to cast certain spells?

2) Does armor spell failure apply as normal? What about natural armor?

Monster Codex page 116 wrote:
Even then,the inevitable weaknesses that come with old age eventually come to the notice of hobgoblins of lower standing, who take the opportunity to usurp their elders' roles. Such coups are generally not violent, but a hobgoblin removed entirely from the sphere of war generally falls ill within a few years and dies long before his body would otherwise give out.

3) No mention of kalech-mar, i.e how Hobgoblins do the whole klingon promotion thing by challenging their superior to a duel. Has that been retconned?

Monster Codex page 128 wrote:
The few metallic-colored kobolds are an exception to this rule. Though no more good-inclined than their fellows, these metallic kobolds are seen as special or marked by some higher power, and often go on to become great chiefs or shamans.
4) That seems to contradict this feat and this trait.

As far as 3) and 4), Monster Codex is setting-neutral, while the stuff you mention is Golarion-specific.

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1. The new design gives a 1000000x better UX on mobile platforms.

2. It's clean, sharp, flat and modern. The previous one was oh so 90s fantasy website, minus sparkling fonts and MIDI of David Arkenstone playing in the background.

3. The bg is actually beige, not white. Beige is sexy.

4. It's still missing CR indexes of Bestiary 2-4 :(

5. But, again, mobile UX. I'm using a tablet to run my games and the last PRD update did marvels for me.

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xavier c wrote:
And there are NOT enough good outsiders compered to large amount of evil outsiders. I mean go add up all of the Asuras,Daemons,Demodands, Demons,Devils,Divs,Kytons,Oni,Qlippoth,Rakshasa. And then add up the good outsiders.

That's because Bestiaries should be mostly about things adventurers kill.

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I got my PDF copy. It's an outstanding book, and it's great that it will be backed up with Hero Lab files. Splendid job, Green Ronin!

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This thread needs more Beckett.

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I think this is the current running thread on this.

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I knew I should have gone with the "I ain't hiring no gun-totin' crazy religious Amurican rednecks in my true Canadian company" example...

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pickin_grinnin wrote:

In the end, a company should focus on hiring the best candidate for the position. Period. No company should bear the burden of hiring someone primarily because of his/her gender, orientation, ethnicity, etc. Successful companies hire the best person, regardless of any of that.

Sure, in an ideal world, where companies don't play into prejudices such as "women are inferior employees because they bleed once per month" or "all Mexicans are illegal thieves so I ain't hiring no mex crap in my True American company".

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OK, since the Word of God says Asmodeus is a bad idea, I'm going to go with Ragathiel.

Raggy: "I SHALL KILLMURDERGENOCIDE YOU ALL IN THE NAME OF GREATER GOOD!"
Devils: Hey, man, but you're, huh, one of us basically.
Raggy: "*sobs* STOP REMINDING ME! BURNINATE!"

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Artificer
Warlock
Tome of Battle classes
Fighter re-do/replacement
Dragon Rider

Just to name a few oft-repeated requests.

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I just don't run games for such people. Sooner or later, my deranged godless communist Yurpean self shines through and I get thrown out of the window.

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Count me in the 'moar options' camp. If I want to play an RPG where options are purely cosmetic and the only difference between a spear-wielding Norse valkyrie and a gnome dinosaur hunter is fluff-only, I have all those retro-D&D and rules-light systems to keep me warm.

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Come to think of it, if ACG was focused on Slayer, Shaman, Investigator, Skald, Bloodrager and Brawler it could have gotten that fifth star from me easily.

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What about a Lawful Neutral character who has the bright idea that the people in charge of Cheliax are horribly mis-dis-re-interpretating the teachings of Dark Prince?

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Funny observation: that one time I've have had a problem with a Chinese client, there were apologies, remedies and a bottle of cognac delivered by UPS to my home.

(If only they knew that I prefer Scotch over cognac!)

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CONSPIRACY!

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You can't really build a solid point-based class builder, because of the way class features are interdependent and don't exist in a vacuum. Let's assume you take the "rage" class feature and price at 10 points. However, rage will have a completely different impact on a class depending on other class features and characteristics - it will have the most impact on a full-BAB class which assumes STR as the main combat stat, far less impact on a medium-BAB class where STR is a secondary attribute and will be worthless for a slow-BAB class.

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Ascalaphus wrote:
I mainly see Heal used to establish cause of death; rarely for actual healing.

Given it's one of the very few non-magical ways of restoring hp, I'd count it as an important skill ... until the party gets their first happystick, that is :)

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Tarantula wrote:
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finer points of difference between the version cast by Wiz/Sorc and the Summoner one
And those are what exactly? That summoners can cast it early? Other than that, there is no difference.

Man, trying to answer why do they cast it early is something you can build an entire campaign around. I mean, who made it so? The gods? The All-Father? The Old Ones? Aboleths? Elminster? Baba Yaga?

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I'm going to roll a dwarven paladin who is obsessed with the spell haste for my next Pathfinder game. He will have maxed Know(arcana) and Spellcraft and will continuosly discuss how awesome haste is, what is the history behind the spell, who was the first caster ever to cast it, what are the variants of the spell and what the finer points of difference between the version cast by Wiz/Sorc and the Summoner one.

His tragedy? Not having it on his spell list and having no ranks in UMD. There, instant roleplaying. In a tabletop miniatures wargame!

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No, I'll have 6 fantastic, colourful beer mats/fly swatters which will double as books with cool pictures for my hypothetical kids :)

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Boooooring.

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I can not haz download errata :(

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Morzadian wrote:


In D&D 3.5 the Invisibility spell was changed to "invisible only in combat" evident by its short duration (rounds/level).

It's minutes/level. And if you're a fan of longer durations, there's a 3.5 metamagic feat Persistent Spell. Poof, instant 24h pure roleplaying. See? 3.5 is every bit as roleplaying game as previous eds were.

Morzadian wrote:


In AD&D (1e) a barbarian could summon a barbarian horde consisting of hundreds of barbarians. Is this a 'tactical wargame ability'? of course not.

Of course it is. "Hundreds" is tactical. Now if it was "tens of thousands" you could make a case it's a strategic ability... Heck, am I pretending it was a serious ability? Of course it wasn't, apart from being turbo limited (can be summoned only in native land, yay!) it was a gamer over button because what sane GM would run an adventure that's about 500 barbarians trying to clear Tomb of Horrors?

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I guess I jinxed it when I posted that the monthly paladin alignment flamewar is overdue...

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It's more about that a major direct intervention of a deity would quickly escalate into a chain reaction of mutually assured destruction. And every major god and goddess, Rovagug excepted, pretty much doesn't want that to happen.

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GâtFromKI wrote:
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How's that all different from having to learn most of a spell list in order to play a full caster efficiently?

When you create a level 1 CRB wizard, you chose something like 8 spells out of a list of ~30 level 1 spells; there is even a list of the level 1 spells with a summary of the effects. Then you have to chose the prepared spells, but it's a list of 3 out of your 8 known spells.

By the time you have to chose some level 2 spells, you have a good knowledge of the level 1 spell. And so on.

Note that the kineticist would be far simpler with a list of power by element and level, like the wizard spell list.

For the medium, at level 1 you immediately have access to all spirit, at any time of the day with the transe... A level 20 medium may be simpler that a level 20 full caster, I don't know, but the whole complexity of the class is frontloaded at level 1; there is no simple entry point for the class.

Oh, and the complexity allows you to easily create some corner cases that aren't covered by the rules, like having contradictory compulsions or using the influence system to bind more spirits than you are allowed to or ignore the sprits compatibility rules...

It's circa 40 spells at 1st level if you're playing core-only, but if you throw in APG, ACG, UM and UC (note: no softcovers!) you're at 120 1st level spells or so. Which actually is a front-load as well, because the higher the level, the less spells.

I don't think having a single front-loaded class is bad, I'd just treat it as something for those people who really love absorbing lots of data to play their class right. A Wizard player in one my campaign is pretty much memorizing (as a person) every spell that there is, and he lately told me he's halfway there.

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But Pathfinder, like D&D, always was a wargame. No amount of rose-tinted glasses worn during re-reading Tomb of Horrors can change the fact that D&D grew out of a desire from Gygax and Arneson to have a small-scale tactical wargame they could use to play out their fave sword & sorcery heroes vs monsters adventures. And so they did.

When you try any RPG system that grew out of opposition to D&D - and has rules, narrative and acting interact together far more than D&D does - it become blindingly obvious that no matter if it's 0e, 1e, BECMI, 2e, 3e/3.5e/PF, 4e or 5e they're all wargaming rulesets with the entire role-playing part bolted on and only loosely connected. Having played quite a few dozens of non-D&D RPGs I always get a laugh when "old school" people ramble on about how 3e and onwards it's all rules and no role-playing. Guys, you're all wargamers arguing whether wood elves were better off in 2ed or 4ed of the game.

Now of course you can have fantastic role-playing in D&D and you can publish amazing campaign settings and adventures for it. But always, you'll be playing a tactical wargame, and the ruleset will concerns itself with combat and pretty much nothing else. The mechanical chassis doesn't interact with neither the players' acting nor with GM's narrative.

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How's that all different from having to learn most of a spell list in order to play a full caster efficiently?

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Asmodeus, of course. House Thrune has outlasted its usefulness, it's time for a fresh new perspective on things.

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I really hate this thread .

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Alex Smith 908 wrote:
I'm sorry that we've done this "oh no teh bloat" song and dance so many times that the actors are recognizable. Put this up there with monday monkday, rollplay vs teaparty debates, and caster supremacy arguments as something that happens every single week on these forums. Nothing is accomplished, no one is convinced of anything, and the people whining on both sides are the same every single time.

Isn't this the time for our monthly Paladin alignment thread, by the way?

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MYTHIC TOZ wrote:
Wiggz is missing the point.

Ah, the post where Rynjin's crusade began.

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I think some people carry over here their frustrations with Paizo's approach to issues such as sexuality or "sci fi in fantasy" and they're looking for every possible avenue to vent their disappointment.

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Fun fact: the OP of this thread was recently seen rocking an Arcanist, which is something he should totally not be doing if he was to take his own concerns seriously.

Fun fact 2: ACG is almost sold out, so I guess that until the sales of player-oriented hardcovers pummel, the care box for this thread will remain quite empty.

Vote with your wallets! Stop buying Paizo books! Burn the ones you have! Print out the PDFs, and burn them too! Youtube it! Make sure you tell your community! Be a real capitalist!

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I like my D&D turbo complicated, bloated with options and allowing rididunkulous combinations of races, classes, archetypes/PrCs. Timid folks are better off playing 5E or retro games, this one here is a wild hog.

Of course the fact that I get to memorize and apply insane amounts of (often conflicting, obtuse, obsurce and obfuscated) rules in my day job synergizes quite well with that!

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Wiggz wrote:


What got me intthe presumption that updating out-of-print AP's that were released under the 3.5 ruleset would somehow negatively impact the sales of new AP's to current subscribers has pretty much been proven to be false...

Proven? How? By scientific data? Empirical research? Court rulings? You have any analysis from the fields of economy at hand? Numbers? Predictions based on said numbers? Or, for the lack of the above, experience working in the gaming industry which would give some remote credibility to guesswork? Knowledge on potential ROI? Factoring said ROI into annual budget? Long-term financial strategy?

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Fun fact: we have 60 bottles of vodka left from the wedding. Help plx?
Well, you know our address. :)

I was kind of hoping that Paizo staff will drop by for a house party, where I will proceed to drink Erik under the table and extract the release schedule for the next 5 years, but I guess that will have to wait to until Paizocon. In the mean time, I'll try to figure out if sending a bottle of (arguably dangerous) liquid over to 'Murica won't end up with me waterboarded in some Pakistani jail...

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Insain Dragoon wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:

It wasn't the one in the group I've been playtesting with, but I've seen a kineticist get up to +15 at level 6 after FtB (+4 BAB, +1 size, +1 focus, +1 PBS, +6 Dex, +2 FtB) on its own before party buffs. That would be +13 before FtB, easily keeping pace with the magus in your example. For reference, that hits a CR 6 monster on a 4, or a CR 9 boss on an 8.

22 Dex at level 6?

Even if his Dex was 20 and he wasn't Small, it's still +12 to hit at level 6, which is pretty much the same as an optimized full-BAB without Power Attack.

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Fun fact: we have 60 bottles of vodka left from the wedding. Help plx?

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Valian wrote:


I am not too young, I am 32 years old and have played 2nd edition since the early 90's. I\And you are right, I am not american, but do not have anything against the americans, much the contrary. KISS is a world wide famous expression for everybody who works in a corporative enviroment. Dont be stupid.

Speaking of dumbed-downed modern Amurican culture, KISS rocks.

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TOZ wrote:
He meant the real editions of D&D. You know, 3/4/5E. :)

Actually, Kthulhu is correct. Everything before 3E was Cops'n'Robbers with some random tables for generating harlots and turnips thrown in for teh lulz. I'm not seeing really any difference between them, it's all the same.

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