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The problem with Paladins is that most people are bad at running them and most GMs are poor at handling them. Unlike virtually all the other classes which require little to zero effort and cooperation to get them played out right, Paladins pretty much need a very mature, intelligent and committed player coupled with a sensible, flexible and level-headed GM and a gaming group that's fine with such a dynamic at the table. The only other class that gets close to such situation are Clerics, but since you can pick an easy-going deity if you don't enjoy pigeon-holing your gaming style it's pretty much mitigated.

Sometimes, this works. Most of the time it doesn't and deteriorates into Lawful Stupid/I Really Should Be Playing Judge Dredd or WH40k Inquisitor problems on player-side and/or "Let's give the Paladin a choice between burning an orphanage and sexually violating the princess and see how he/she gets out of it har har har" problems on GM-side.

Paladins should be just plain taken out of the Core Rulebook, replaced with the upcoming Warpriest, and slapped into APG with a big honkin' disclaimer "Warning, may cause implosion of gaming groups and permabans on Internet". Alas, that ship has sailed, because backwards compatibility and tradition. Getting Paladins out of CRB is about the only major request I have for PF 2.0 if it ever comes out.

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Actually, the way I interpret "all non-rules related text" it pretty much means everything that isn't rules text becomes Product Identity, closed content. If you want to go a'la carte and open plots and storylines but close the artwork and cartography, you need to break down the Intellectual Property into individual elements and declare what goes where. Paizo's PI/OGC declarations from APs and modules are a good example on how to do that.

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Sure, there's sexual dimorphism. But if you put it in game and say that Women are -2 STR, the next thing that happens is "I think women should actually be -2 INT too, because how many female CEOs and politicians are there?" and what follows is pure madness, destruction, deaths and permabans.

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Somewhere in France, a wine cellar full of Seven Days to the Grave copies ...

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A party of neutral and good characters poisoning people in their sleep, yeah.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
I completely understand that not everything we make is everyone's bag.

Great, bag jokes are back.

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Mikaze wrote:
Pupsocket wrote:
You know the issue I'm talking about. Just add another +1 to the people who would like to see the forum software...
It seems like that would undermine...

The foundations of our reality? If so, we'll pierce the heavens, reject that reality and substitute it with our own!

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sooo....companies lobby for murky and obtuse IP law so that they have to pay MORE to law firms that handle IP law cases .... that's some formidable logic there ...

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What TOZ said.

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Kobold Cleaver, TOZ, yellowdingo and Trevor From Australia all in one thread. My my my... I'll leave this post here to help raise the collective IQ a bit. BUT JUST A BIT.

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Sebastian wrote:


I play a lawyer on the internet

You should refer to yourself as a "legal wrangler" or "purveyor of litigious waters" instead. Safer that way!

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Maguses, Gunslingers, Samurai and Ninjas obviously.

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Let me google that for you.

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So, when a player acts out a conversation between him/herself and their cohort/eidolon/animal companion/familiar/intelligent magic item you're going to tell them to stop with the thespian masturbation? ;-)

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What about faceless professionals such as myself? :)

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If you can't handle complex NPCs, maybe it's time to go back to "You meet a CN Human Fighter 3, end of description" of yore. There are plenty of modules and campaigns by publishers who cater to the "everything was simple and better when Gary ran the show" crowd.

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*giggle* not-lawyers and not-linguists arguing semantics *giggle*

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Mikaze wrote:
Loved the opening artwork for Cayden Cailean even more than I expected. Orcs and tieflings right alongside dwarves, gnomes, and fey in Cayden's afterlife tavern? YES.

I'm sure there's at least one Pugwampi there.

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F5, F5, F5, F5, OH FFS I've had to cancel my sub for this one due to shipping costs :/

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LAZOR PRINCESS CRYSTAL! /werenotworthy

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nighttree wrote:
The Shaman needs a LOT more work than that....if it's going to look anything like a Shaman...

Sure, Shaman really needs totems, Windfury Weapon and Chain Heal, else that ain't really a Shaman.

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Oh no! Another youngling infected by Pacific Northwest brand of progressivism!

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Qlippoth love interests is where my money is at.

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Alleran wrote:

To me, Lawful Good is very easy to encapsulate. I just compare it to fictional characters who I think match Lawful Good.

Two examples of this are Michael Carpenter and Optimus Prime.

And Batman.

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If you guys get sued by Tels over not including energy blades in Technology Guide, let me know. I'm giving an "IP law in gaming industries" lecture next month and I need some zany case from the RPG industry.

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You want a kleneex for that nosebleed?

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Surprise Twist: Mike Mearls dumps WotC just shy of 5E release and joins Paizo. EnWorld explodes.

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I'm surprised how people are willing to vivisect a company (ve it Paizo, WotC or whatever) when it fumbles a product release date despite logical explanation (boat sinks/customs/freelancer vanished) but are willing to forgive any delays from That Poor Guy Who Ran a Quickstarter.

Business is business. I don't care what happens to your mother/dog or if KS causes a divorce. Deal with it. And yes, I was a backer of Josh Frost and his Quantium fiasco where he used my money to fund 2 years of his living and then vanished.

While I understand the concept of business courtesy and that Lisa is a classy person, I half wish I knew why exactly JF left Paizo - that could have saved me 100$ which I could give to somebody who acts ethically

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Trevor! I'm so glad yout Monk is doing fine and that all is well down under. :)

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Technomancers are all cool and jazz, but what about MECHROMANCERS?

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Odraude wrote:

And even with the names of Demogorgon and Tiamat and Orcus, while you can use them, you are going to disappoint a lot of people coming in from older DnD editions. It'll feel like a bait and switch.

"Oh man Orcus is in Pathfinder? I love Orcus!! Let me by this book all about Orcus!"

few minutes later...

"What the hell? This isn't Orcus!! I got lied to!!"

You're wrong, too. Orcus is a special case.

Orcus was made open content in Tome of Horrors, per WotC's permission. What was made open content was not just his name, but his iconic appearance, The Wand, demon lord of undead, yadda yadda. Sure, not all elements of his backstory made it into open content, but things which I think do constitute the core of "Orcusness" did.

So Pathfinder Orcus is what people expect from Orcus - big fat goat demon lord of liches and skeletons and eeeevuuuul. Hits all the right vibes, right?

Tiamat and Demogorgon are different. The names are open (since they're drawn from mythology and you can't IP them) BUT their appearance, status and general outlook were never made open content. So you can name-drop them, but if anybody would ever want to reimagine them, they'd have to keep 5 miles away from WotC versions.

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Also, Necro/FGG is using Orcus under a license (OGL). If you're operating an IP under a valid license you cannot claim ownership, because by agreeing to OGL you reaffirm that the license giver owns the IP.

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Kthulhu wrote:

They may be small, but I wouldn't really consider Necromancer / Frog God Games to be very low profile. Orcus has been a huge part of The Lost Lands for well over a decade. And you can't convince me that WotC has been oblivious to them all that time.

Orcus may technical be WotC property, buy legally, if you don't defend your rights over property like that, you essentially lose them. Any judge in the word would ask WotC why they waited 12 years to object to another company using Orcus extensively, and shut down any attempt to "rreclaim" him.

Orcus featured in several 4E products.

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The problem is rather simple. You put out 4 modules per year in order to have the line profitable. Can you afford to put out high-level adventures which don't sell really well at all?

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OK you guys are pulling our legs with this one, this is not a real announcement, this is some sick joke of Cosmo. A cosmic joke. Ha ha, I'm so funny.

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/nosebleed

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Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
WUB WUB WUB
Just watched that Borderlands 2 trailer you linked on the Iron Gods Paizoblog announcement thread... Fully sick.

In case somebody missed it, WUB WUB WUB.

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YOU GOT YOUR LOBOTS WITH RASORS IN MY PRISTINE MY LITTLE PONY D&D AND I LOVE IT.

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WUB WUB WUB

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Lances are so yesterday. Today it's half of a scissor.

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Totally Iron Gods trailer. 96.5% more wub wub in this AP.

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Marthkus wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Marthkus wrote:
TOZ wrote:
And yet this is the Suggestions forum, so it goes here. So talk about your suggestions.

It's also the house rule/homebrew forum.

For some odd reason suggestions are considered the same thing.

Which none of that has anything to do with things people may want in a hypothetical 2nd ed.

Yeah, we know, this in one of those boring subforums with crap flamewars, not the blazing glory of Pathfinder RPG General subforum, where true gods dwell and the fiery sun never settles. I can feel your pain.

When I want to talk about house-rules, I'll go to the house rule forum. (which I do from time to time)

I feel like this thread got moved because it offended someone and placed in a sub forum that the topic does not reflect.

I think it's a part of a global conspiracy against you. No, I really do, I totally get my posts moved all the time and every time it happens there's a smiling bald guy standing right next to my window. It's SKR, I'm pretty sure.

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Marthkus wrote:
TOZ wrote:
And yet this is the Suggestions forum, so it goes here. So talk about your suggestions.

It's also the house rule/homebrew forum.

For some odd reason suggestions are considered the same thing.

Which none of that has anything to do with things people may want in a hypothetical 2nd ed.

Yeah, we know, this is one of those boring subforums with crap flamewars, not the blazing glory of Pathfinder RPG General subforum, where true gods dwell and the fiery sun never settles. I can feel your pain.

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What's wrong with you people? You're American! Violence = good, nipples = bad! Being aghast at gore is something for those pansy Euro wussies, not for true descendants of Founding Fathers! :P

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It's GOLARION, not Golorian, Galorion or G-string. /canonnazi

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I'm sooii going to dig this thread up in 2047 and mock you all gleefully.

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SPACE GODDESS CRYSTAL!

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jimibones83 wrote:
csouth154 wrote:
Wrong forum, bud. :)
how would this be the wrong forum? This would he a house rule. I'm in the house rule section

You're in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game House Rules section.

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Jadeite wrote:
insaneogeddon wrote:
They group dolphins and orcas
Despite the name, killer whales are dolphins.

Headshot.

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zergtitan wrote:
Wait wasn't this thread once about reasons to unsubscribe for iron gods?

New to the Internet, eh? ;)

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