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Yeah, Steve spends way too little on Paizo products per moth. Step up your game, Purple Golem. Spank Steve harder. He likes it.

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The power of sex > the power of lonely void between the stars.

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A little from column A and a little from column B.

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I hope the book won't be delayed.

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I hope the cover and description are updated soon.

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I hope we get previews soon.

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Dragon78 wrote:
What is your favorite thing in the book?

The Stoic Caregiver archetype.

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An Infernal Armoured Person, a Funky Crimson Mantis Slasher and a Somewhat Greyish Armoured Lady walk through an open content gate...

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What Ryskies and CBD said. Every race covered in this book gets an amazing amount of love, Catfolk included. Paizo has gone a loooooooong way since Blood of Elements :)

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Torag: Not a Dwarf Fan Here
Naderi: The only PF deity to get too close to my comfort zone

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Anime kids and their memes and goggles...

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Dragon78 wrote:
Anything for sorcerers in this one?

Very little.

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For best viewing experience, in options (that little cog wheel in lower right corner), set the quality to Source and for the love of all that is holy, turn on html5 playback.

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I see people asking for Youtube uploads of Paizo Twitch livestreams. Youtube uploads take time and while you're waiting for them, Twitch has all Paizo vids neatly archived here. You don't need a Twitch account. Paizo, get a Full HD cam, please. Erik K, don't ever stop cosplaying.

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UnArcaneElection wrote:

I wonder what this is like in a gaming group in which all the players and the GM have at least 2 languages in common?

Everybody uses their native *zing* common *ziiiing* language. Been there, done that.

We've tried "roleplaying in English" (too bothersome unless you are doing as a language learning exercise) and "roleplaying some elements in English" (to fiddly). Heck, I even translate all read-outs and hand-outs to Polish on the fly because switching between both languages feels weird.

I suspect this might be different for groups where there are 2 common native languages (say, a bunch of Quebecois or Swiss) and switching between them is more natural.

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You don't have to wait for Youtube. Twitch archives the recent videos for each channel, so you can find all vids from Jan 11th here.

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You don't have to wait for Youtube. Twitch archives the recent videos for each channel, so you can find all vids from Jan 11th here.

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Let's not go down that hole tonight.

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I'LL TELL A POLITICALLY INCORRECT JOKE

WHAT DOES 'MURICAN BEER AND HAVING SWEET LOVE IN A CANOE HAVE IN COMMON?

WELL THEY'RE BOTH FRACKING CLOSE TO WATER!

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Besides, d20pfsrd has gotten shoddy lately now that it's more a store for 3PP PDFs with the database as a side project ;-)

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Are you going to cancel your subs to do that?

I BUY BOOKS BECAUSE I LOVE PRETTY ARTWORK OF MONSTERS THAT IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN LIFE NOTHING ELSE IS

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You guys realise that you can just wait few weeks and check out the entire rules content of every Paizo book on d20pfsrd, right? :)

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Got mine. If you ask me, there could be a horse or two more in the bestiary. Apart from that, I am really loving the book, will write a review at some point!

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
A guy who gets a deadly disease because he didn't wash his hands bears some responsibility, but to "blame" him is absurd. That's all I'll say about it.

That's not exactly a fair comparison - diseases, unlike alcohol, don't have an entire industry that tries to tell you "doing" them is cool. ;-)

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James Jacobs wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:

And, since I really can't fit 37 pages of the thread into my head at once, is the CR spread for the book:

- more or less like the previous bestiaries, it's just that the high CR monsters are mostly 2-pagers;
- more skewed towards high end of the spectrum?

I'm getting the book anyway, but was curious what the composition is like.

The book has a more even spread of monsters across the CR range, up to CR 30, and that means that there are indeed more monsters above CR 15 than any other Bestiary. Not a LOT more, but more. Which means more two page entries. Furthermore, when there's a lower CR monster that is interesting and justifies having two pages, we give the monster two pages in a few cases.

But yes, there are more 2 page entries in this book than previous Bestiaries, mostly because there are more high CR monsters than previous Bestiaries, which is why there's fewer monsters overall in the book than previous Bestiaries.

The fact that this is the 6th book in the series affords us that luxury, I hope. I also hope folks will be delighted with getting some more flavor for monsters and more support for high level play, and that that will cover the fact that there's fewer monsters. At this point, I'm more interested in quality over quantity, I guess. There are well over a thousand monsters to choose from now from the hardcovers, and many more beyond that. We're in no danger of running out of monster ideas for Bestiaries anytime soon (or ever), but slowing down on the quantity and giving more info per monster is, I hope, something that other folks share with me.

We'll see soon enough, I suppose, once the book is out!

You have all my support for moving towards more 2-page monsters. The only criticism I have of Pathfinder bestiaries is that the one monster per page rule, while very handy and neat, means that the background material is sometimes just too sparse. In an ideal world, every monster gets as much attention as they do in AP bestiaries.

In fact, I'd even be happy with 4-pagers, maybe with 2 pages of variant statblocks and 2 pages of ecology.

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Hell, isn't posting a snarky remark like that kind of a negative contribution, Gorbacz? ;D

I can't believe I need to type this again tonight: I have an infinite demiplane of void inside of me. What did you expect, unicorns and fluffy bunnies?

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Thanks for this thread, with almost twice as many posts as the "Favourite Gods" one it shall be my reference point for showcasing that negativity is more popular than positivity :)

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And, since I really can't fit 37 pages of the thread into my head at once, is the CR spread for the book:

- more or less like the previous bestiaries, it's just that the high CR monsters are mostly 2-pagers;
- more skewed towards high end of the spectrum?

I'm getting the book anyway, but was curious what the composition is like.

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Anything for Vigilantes?

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Well I can imagine that wrapping the statblock and the text around the artwork might be a pain, too :)

EDIT: I've taken down my responses to Nightterror. No need to waste people's nerves and bandwidth.

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Dragon78 wrote:

Yes Gorbaz, the thread was active until the week of the PDF release and now that I said something about it.

Then why punish everyone else for something a few people did. We have been doing Q&A for the PDFs for several years. It has been a great deciding factor for if I want to buy a product.

If the stuff that Jessica wrote already combined with the blog post and the upcoming product reviews are not enough, well, you can hop over to your local FLGS or book store and browse the book once it's out, as can anybody who really really REALLY wants to know what's inside.

Besides, you're getting it anyway since you're a subscriber, so it's a moot point ;-)

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Dragon78 wrote:
It hasn't been that active lately as well. Now with the Paizo staff not wanting us to not share info early from the PDFs it is becoming a ghost town.

Seriously, this thread has seen some of the most active input from the writer herself and other Paizo staff, its own blog post and that's not enough? Your turbo hyper emotional attachment to upcoming books clouds your judgement.

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Mavrickindigo wrote:

But ehats the in universe significance of nightcrawlers knowing the trade language of avistan? Does it have to do with the fact that rovagug is on golarion? I mean its not like rovagug is chilling out in taldor.

Most wxtraplanar beings have a reason to have common in their stat blocks, since they are probably planning on visiting avistan, so they would learn it before going out to it, but this book clearly states that nightcrawlers are born knowing the language

So is this thread "why Nightshades speak Common" or "why does everyone know Taldane", I'm confused :)

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Long story cut short:

- if you want to publish it non-commercially (read: it's going to be fan fiction), you can do it as long you follow the Community Use License.
- if you want to publish it commercially, well, that kind of doesn't happen unless Paizo hires you to write it. Which may happen if you're an established, successful, experienced author with some prose or gaming material under your belt.

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Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Abadar because the god of wealth is perfect for any PC/murderhobo/mercenary
Those who obtain it by lawful means, at least.
I always got the impression that Abadar was 51% cares-about-civilization, 49% mercenary. Thus why he's even big in nations like Cheliax, where "lawful means" can include some incredibly wicked, nasty things. The Almighty Dollar indeed.

It's most likely more about the fact that orderly and predictable society > carefree merry-go-lucky making rules up as you go. Abadar just really doesn't like mixing morality into law, order and economy, he's an extreme positivist.

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Fourshadow wrote:
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looking forward to when this thread is not just an arguement over fast healing.

Wow. 54 new posts! Made me wonder if someone got their Shipping notice early and things were being divulged...uh, no. Just another tangent debate that took over the Product Discussion thread. Sigh.

When I get my PDF, the first thing I will look at is the Angelfire Apostle. I am hoping they did some wonderful things to truly weaponize channeling energy.

Make that 58.

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Milani. Hopeless uprisings are the best uprisings out there.

Cayden. HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS.

Ragathiel. An angel with a flaming chainsaw, murderkilling everything that's evil in order to piss his devil dad off, while the devil dad just laughs as it's all part of his plan? Delicious.

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Apparently, Realms sell the best, and Hasbro wants a nice bottom line from subsidiaries. That's all they need to know.

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Ellias Aubec wrote:

For those complaining about cheap fast healing, may I point out the Boots of the Earth, a 5k gp boot item that grants you fast healing 1 while you remain stationary on the ground. Now granted it won't work when flying, on a ship, etc, but for 90% of the time you will be on the ground and able to use it.

I follow the PFS ruling that this item is 1/day.

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regenerate seems to be a spell that was introduced to handle story-mandated limb loss and to give ground for homebrew/3PP called shots/crits systems. But as it is it's weirdly disjointed from the super-abstract hit points system, where damage is less "physical harm" and more "taking away from your heroic invincibility until you go below 0 and that one blow does to you what a bite from a Colossal dragon does to people in real life, or what it would do if dragons would exist".

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Dragon78 wrote:

A ring of regeneration is more powerful then just fast healing, it allows you to regrow lost limbs and organs and makes you immune to bleed.

I never said that the fighter archetype would gain fast healing at level one and even if it did it would more then likely be like a 1 HP a minute or even 10 minutes starting out.

If all characters at level 16 are "broken" then they are balanced;)

What effects in game make you lose limbs and organs? And I'm not talking about crit decks or 3PP. Where, in the game, do rules obligatorily mandate that you lose a limb or an organ?

Bleed is a trivial hindrance given that any magical healing removes it entirely. Not to mention the fact that PF fights last 3-4 rounds on average, reducing the impact of any damage over time effects.

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CBDunkerson wrote:

Thing is, there are several ways to get unlimited HP healing;

Tuned Bowstring + Skald's Vigor (or Greater for whole party)
Drunken Master + Booze + Wholeness of Body (+ Sensei for whole party)
Tumor Familiar + Protector Archetype + Die for Your Master (+ Life Link from Life Oracle or Shaman for whole party)

Et cetera.

None of which are results of conscious design, but rather of writer of spell A being not aware that combining it with item B, feat C and archetype D leads to things that should not be.

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Dragon78 wrote:

Fast healing 1 is not broken, it does not protect you from the many nasty effects in the game and it will not save you in combat from any enemy that is a damage dealer or uses effect that bypass HP like ability damage/drain. Now regeneration would be broken for any character to have.

It's not about saving you in combat, it's about screwing up the resources economy which assumes that your party is at best running around with happysticks which do run out/get sundered/blown up on a failed save and at worst has to rely on limited castings of healing spells and channel energy uses.

Healing in combat, except for heal is never optimal nor desirable. Healing is all about the downtime.

Now, ring of regenration costs 90k. If you want to have a PC that grants fast healing to anyone, you need to budget this ability at around, say, 120k - since unlike the ring, the ability cannot be destroyed and can be switched around more easily than swapping a ring between people is. Given that the WBL of a level 20 character is just 880k AND that they need to blow most of it on the usual items needed, the ability you are talking about is something you could give to a level 19-20 or mythic/epic level PC.

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In fact some races could really use it such as constructs(Wyrwood) wich are hard to heal and races healed by negative energy(like Dhampirs) since most groups I have played with rarely use negative energy.

A smart DM could change up the traps to do effects other then HP damage or make it where you are timed to get through an area with traps so you can't sit there and wait to get healed. Also what where the other players doing while they waited for you to get healed?

They're sitting together with you in a rope trick, like every sane adventuring party does.

You need to think less in terms "what is cool" and more in terms of "how does it fit into the existing system" and "how do people usually do things in D&D". Design "by cool" with no consideration for practical application gives you stuff like 3.5 ravid or the Sacred Geometry feat. They're both super cool and thematic, but utterly annoying in game.

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Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Okay we now need "hold my wine and watch this" translated into other languages!

Might be a problem with Dwarven, they use the same word for "water", "wine" and "piss".

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I strongly recommend an alternative PDF reader to Acrobat. I'm using Foxit and it's a marvel, with several really powerful marking/annotation features.

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Mark Moreland wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
*yawns*

I see what you did there.

Shouldn't that be "I hear what you did there"? :)

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*yawns*

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Silly Westerners. You don't know a trilled 'r' until a Slav pronounces loudly 'RABARBAR'.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
Well, devs have mentioned that it helps them if you do the reviews so if someone who bought it like this you should probably do the review if you want similar stuff in future .-.

I'll try to do one in a few hours.

That said, this one book, while good, is probably enough on temples (at least in the Inner Sea region), because the usefulness is pretty low.

I can see PCs invading a temple of Zon-Kuthon or having to break into the First Bank of Sargava, but that's about it.
The content is well done and interesting to read with good art and maps, but usability for GMs is limited.

Cayden's Hall:

- the temple is running an annual beer brewing contest, PCs get hired as security, evil is afoot;
- a crazed Investigator seeking the truth about Cayden's ascension takes hostages inside the temple. The PCs are asked to help in handling the situation;
- there's somebody paying a lot for the watchful tankard to be "liberated" from Cayden's Hall. Are your CN sellswords up for this job? One condition: no eliminations.

High Temple of Pharasma:

- a desperate widower hires the PCs to discover the truth of his late wife's afterlife. The temple has the answer, but refuses to elaborate. He's paying a mighty lot...
- a new acolyte in the temple is actually a sakhil hell bent on blowing the place apart during the nearest holy celebration. Can the PCs discover the enemy within before the midnight strikes and her plan comes into frutition?
- Salim Ghadafar has gone too far in his investiagtion and is being held for questioning in the temple. The person he was helping asks the PCs to break him out.

House of Dawn's Redemption:

- a streak of violent murders around the temple - and at each murder scene, there's "SARENRAE WILL HAVE HER VENGEANCE" written in blood. Can the PCs help the House handle the situation before old hatred comes ablaze again?
- the Taldan government hires the PCs to discreetly find out if one of the House's priest is a Qadiran spy;
- Taldans are increasingly uncomfortable with the recent call of Sarenerae's church for women to dress themselves modestly and veil their faces. Can the PCs help diffuse the tension on both sides before something really ugly happens?

Imvrildara

- Treerazer makes his move, the PCs are hired to defend the temple;
- the temple has captured a drow and discovered the secret behind their transofrmation from normal elves. Calistrians wish to keep this a secret, but the Winter Council has other plans and hires the PCs to break the prisoner out.

It took me 15 minutes to come up with those. You're welcome, Marko!

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