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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 11,677 posts (11,797 including aliases). 79 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 10 aliases.


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If by "Germany" you mean "Prussia", yes.

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What Rasputin does when he's not TPK'ing people.

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OK LET'S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD *opens two crates of vodka*

EDIT: good thing the deadline is liberal, I might actually recover in time to write it up.

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What people ask for and what they really want (and are willing to pay for) is not always the same.

See "Art of Dragon Magazine" hardcover for a perfect example of how vocal support and numerous requests plus an excellent product equal next to no sales.

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Human Commoner.

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Isn't the English literacy rate in the Netherlands higher than in the USA, anyway? :)

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ALIENS WITH LAZORS!

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There's a special place in Dis for folks who run around refreshing 4 years old alignment threads.

And a double special place for folks who necro paladin threads. I mean, that's worse than kicking adorbs puppies.

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Oh that would be fun.

It's the first day of an extended five-day weekend brought about by overlapping holy days of Desna and Abadar. Everybody is taking his or her free time off, except for Whizzlebang, the gnome Paladin of Gneshau. See, Whizzlebang goes around the town and makes sure to encourage workaholics who try to skip the holiday to actually take a hike to the park and relax. Then he goes about arranging a hiking trip for families with kids to the local scenic spot. There are baskets with delicious food and supplies for artists who will draw inspiration from serene environs to create their works. And there's the +2 flaming keen rapier in case some absolutely obnoxious troll shows up to crash the picnic. Because for people to enjoy their vacation, somebody needs to work hard.

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Paladins of Shelyn are far more interesting than Paladins of Killmaimburn but YMMV.

All the talk of Ragathiel being a welcome necessity shows just how big did Asmodeus score by getting Heaven to accept Raggy into their ranks. Well played Mr. A, well played.

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Aw c'mon, despite Erastil not being that backwards anymore, not all Good deities are perfect. Iomedae waterboards people using electricity and Ragathiel is an omnicidial psychopath. Cayden is a horrible example for the young, Desna is a commie hippie, Shelyn is a hippie commie, Torag is just plain inhuman and Sarenrae failed to kill Rovagug, which clearly means she's in cahoots with him.

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The feat 'Dirty Fighting' is worth the entire asking price of this book. I mean, it single-handedly solves one of the massive problems of martials, which is "I need some combination of Int 13, Dex 13, Combat Experise and IUS to qualify for anything cool /sadpandaface". I just really wish this feat makes its way into a hardcover book at later date, because gems like this one are easily to overlook.

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Nope, but you're duplicating megabytes of content on WotC/GiTP/TGD/BG/Paizo/Enworld forums that have dealt with the exact topic. I mean, it's one of the most iconic discussions on the 3e ruleset and its derivatives.

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Wow, 2000 called, wants the "magic in 3e is powerful, how do I accommodate?" topic back.

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Well I'm adding an additional edict outlawing any alcohol that is not Chelaxian wine. That will get my players on his tail in a jiffy, and will ensure that the Rebel Alliance has a steady income in smuggling high voltage spirits.

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Well, the PCs get to

Spoiler:

take part in a riot,
contact the local dissidents,
start up a rebel operation,
engage in espionage and counter-espionage,
receive a mysterious bouquet of roses,
meet several recurring villains,
sabotage stuff,
kick some loyalist royalist diabolist booty while at all of the above.

It's a very much different AP from Giantslayer. And I love that!

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Having been thoroughly miffed by Giantslayer, I am happy to say this campaign looks freaking awesome.

Also, I am delighted by the fact that the "outlawing mint" is actually in the adventure. Well played Crystal, well played.

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Ah, I love Milani. She's such a Polish girl. Hopeless uprisings, bloodied roses on the streets. <3

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Are there any monsters in this book?

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While getting new Paizo art available for use as avatar does happen every now and then, user uploaded avatars are unlikely because suddenly you're dealing with DUCKS EVERYWHERE except not ducks.

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Considering that it is one of the least selling Paizo lines, I can imagine it's a prime candidate for being "cannibalized" in order to ensure that big hitters such as Occult Adventures or Bestiary are free of problems that plagued the Advanced Class Guide.

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I'd kind of wish that people who don't play PFS would stop using the "bbbbut PFS!" in arguments about what they can do in their home games.

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Most of the time, discussion about an upcoming product happens, perhaps surprisingly, in the thread for this particular product.

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Purchase patterns and logic seldom go hand in hand. If they did, Steve Jobs would never become famous :)

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Compendium books

a) become obsolete the next month
b) are associated with new editions of the game coming right next up.

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Steampunk Adventures
Techno Adventures
Monster Codex II+
Planar Adventures

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It's ok MMCJawa, I'll take a shot :)

Key word here is extant - "real world Egyptian religion" is pretty much dead. I realise that out there there might be a person or two worshipping Osiris and Ra ... but their number pales in comparison to the amount of folks who treat Old Testament quite seriously. And given that a non-insgnificant amount of said Old Testament folks dwell where 80% of Paizo's sales go ... there's a sound reason for not getting the printed material near some questions. Such as "Is Yahweh LN or LG?", "What's the favoured weapon of Jesus Christ: longsword or unarmed strike?" or "I have a transgendered goth loli tentacle bloodline Sorceress worshipping Moses, what happens when I summon a devil?".

Of course, people will still come to the table saying they want to play a Paladin of Holy Mary and DMs will have to handle that, but as long as there's no explicit mention in the source material, it's all headcanon home-brew zone.

And don't worry, Paizo isn't singling out Christianity here, I believe each and every *living* religion will be walked around very carefully for the reasons above.

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Ravingdork wrote:

One of my players just told me about this book. How could I have not known of its existence until we finish Skull and Shackles 4!?

Totally bought it within 2 minutes of learning of its existence.

That's what you get for spending too much time on CharOp boards and too little on else :-P

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Ah, Poles. Silly, inferior offshot of Russians. Always trying to be Germans, but never realising that they simply can't. Such a funny nation.

:-P

*please, don't jinx it by telling the OP who I really am, folks*

*especially you, Commie Cobold*

*YES, YOU*

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Soooo... Christianity is LG (except for bloody Protestant heathens, who are NE), Judaism is LN, Islam is CE? Oh, wait, bringing real world religions into D&D actually *is* a terribad idea, I forgot.

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Berselius wrote:
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To use the OGL rules in a video game requires the permission of WOTC. That's not going to happen.
Wait, does the game have to have a physical version for it to require permission or can Paizo get past that by just offering it for online download? If not then how the hell are they marketing Pathfinder Online then? Is an MMORPG not specifically stated in the contract as being WOTC's property?

Pathfinder Online does not use OGL content (rules). It uses a whole different ruleset.

Making a video game that would actually use the d20 ruleset is quite difficult due to the fact that the way WotC interprets the "exclusive" part of OGL nature is that it cannot be combined with any other licenses in a product. Given the nature of video games which uses dozens of licenses (graphics engine, physics engine, sound banks, to name a few) means it's pretty much impossible to make an A-grade game without licensing from WotC.

Of course you can make a game that doesn't use the OGL mechanics while retaining the Pathfinder setting.

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The question isn't "how cool".

The question is "how well it sell compared to The Witcher"?

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Having been at one point in my life involved in setting up and tearing down a tiny booth at GenCon I'd say that it fracks up you life 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after.

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Entitlement for free stuff is the funniest type of entitlement.

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Well, he's just Father Paladin Anderson from Hellsing. What he loves the most is spreading the word and love of Heaven to the many people of the world, teaching peace and love for all! But the one thing he loves more than that is killing vampires, Protestants, werewolves, leprechauns, Nazis, Nazi Protestants, Nazi Catholics, Vampires and everybody who gets in the way.

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I demand that Goddess Crystal writes all blogs, every day, until the end of eternity.

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In today's episode of "I'm still jaded because the way I read it a LG deity that was supposed to be an Absolute Bastion of Chivalrous Perfection turned out to be a jerk" we learn just how emotional people can get about what is Good and why writing about Good is Hard.

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You know, when you write a book about good angels for mostly American audience, you kind of need to take into the account that this will be read by people who have a very varied idea of what "good" is. So you get Arshea and Lymmeris for all the grown up hippies from Seattle and Ragathiel and Dammeris for the guns'n'death penalty Bible Belt folks.

Both groups will likely have strong opinions on what the opposing one considers "good" - you have Beckett saying that Arshy and Lymme are nothing more than CN fey, and you have me with my Yurpean point of view being uncomfortable with absolute good endorsing executions.

I applaud Paizo forwalking the fine line, even if I don't always agree with it. Writing deific good guys is, paradoxically, much harder than writing deific bad guys, due to the audience having such wildly differing expectations as to what is going to slapped with the label.

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I think there are plenty of empyreal lords and deities who would work towards redeeming the evil.

I think Ragathiel is one of the few who won't bother. Which is also why I consider his LG alignment to be a typo ;)

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Dammerich is more sort of a "capital punishment is a thing, so let's make sure it hits only the bad guys, works efficiently and that no innocents get harmed by the judicial machine". While I'm Not A Fan of good celestials endorsing torture, I can see how you can play a sane and level-headed LG servant of Dammy.

Ragathiel, on the other hand, is a psychotic omnicidial monster who covers his head with a sheet of lead every time his fellow empyreal lords cast detect evil on him. In my games, he gives WH40K Inquisition a run for their money in the "exterminate from the orbit, Emperor shall spare the faithful" department and is a squarely LE character who is tolerated by his fellows only because he's so damn good at this job and because the only thing he hates more than heaven, humanity, other celestials and himself is his dad and company.

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I don't like Pathfinder, but Paizo's Orbital Mind Control Lasers keep forcing me to like it. Sometimes, I break free of their control and scream "RIFTS! I WANNA BE A GLITTER BOY!" at night, but then Cosmo flips the switch and once again I revert to an unapologetic rabid fanboy mode.

On a slightly more serious note, my absolutely favourite RPG is Ars Magic, but given lack of GMs/players for that one, I'm going with the game that has the most support material available and features many things that lift weight from DM shoulders.

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Rynjin wrote:

I had fun once.

It was awful. Never again.

That explains a lot.

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knightnday wrote:

I'd be glad to stop talking about tone. I'll do that when people can address the topic without behaving that being told no, not being given a 100% info dump the millisecond they want it, not being given the answers the crave, and not having design go your way is a capital crime, and that's what several of these threads have digressed to.

It is entirely possible to interact, even on the Internet, in a respectful manner. A patient manner. To respect the people that produce the game as well as the other people that are interacting with you. There are posters who have said as recently as today that they treat people scornfully because they don't like the attitude they may believe they are seeing.

But until people can act a bit more like people and less like a pack of wild dogs fighting over a bone, I'll continue to point out that hey, behaving a bit better might be more beneficial to your cause. I'll continue to flag every single instance of attack I see. I'll try to guide the conversation away from another round of "This is why the devs suck" and more towards useful solution or discussion.

Sitting around watching torches and pitchforks doesn't help anyone. Being snide for the sake of being snide doesn't help anyone. Calling people "The Paizo Defense Force" because they don't agree that what you believe is wrong is wrong doesn't help.

tl;dr: People need to stop acting like this is 4chan.

If this is any consolation, the tone here is generally better than, say League of Legends forums or some more ... notorious corners of other p'n'p RPG messageboards.

As long as you keep Pathfinder General forum hidden, that is. ;-P

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Rhedyn wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:

Then it's almost like these threads are entirely without purpose.

Can we just make a "A thread I posted on didn't go the way I wanted it to go" venting thread already?

My problem is when I am just reading a random thread and every line of discussion gets derailed by tone complaints. Hence a separate thread just about this nonsense.
Your tone is really problematic and I think you should step away from the keyboard and check your blood pressure.
Please calm down, Gorbacz. Your patronizing tone is not conducive to a healthy discussion and is indicative of a deep-seated emotional complex related to one of your great-aunts.

Now you little scrampy Cleaver, you stop disrespectfully disregarding the traumatic wartime experiences of my great-aunt which left her with an intense phobia of communist kobolds overrunning her quarters. That's not conductive to anything and represents a typical display of Amurican ignorance as to complex Yurpeen history.

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Rhedyn wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:

Then it's almost like these threads are entirely without purpose.

Can we just make a "A thread I posted on didn't go the way I wanted it to go" venting thread already?

My problem is when I am just reading a random thread and every line of discussion gets derailed by tone complaints. Hence a separate thread just about this nonsense.

Your tone is really problematic and I think you should step away from the keyboard and check your blood pressure.

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Rhedyn wrote:


You cannot have serious debates without them getting heated. You cannot be shown that you were wrong about something you were passionate about without that making you feel bad.

You can. One just needs to quit acting like if his/her house got burned down when some aspect of his/her favorite game of pretend-to-be-an-elf goes some other way than wished for.

It's thaaat easy.

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Oh blazes, Goddess Crystal and Sir Pett are teaming up once again, I think I'll faint.

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Milo v3 wrote:
chaoseffect wrote:
That would seem to be rather problematic buy considering how often new options are added. Until the game dies you can't have a "definitive" list of any of those things. Could I interest you in going to d20pfsrd or Archive of Nethys on your phone instead?
Eh, I'd prefer a book to those. Many people dislike using computers using the game, plus I'd be handy for searching Only RPG-line spells.

The PRD has only-RPG-line index. But yeah, that requires using those evil computers and phones which killed radio, Gary Gygax and the 70s... ;)

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Great, I have now the mental image of miniaturised Crystal and Amber desperately trying to bookend my Pathfinder AP shelf. THANKS FEROS!

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You don't do that because you're not sporting a vorpal sword and the ability to teleport to heaven if things go south, obviously :)

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