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That's OK, everybody gets those, I once wanted to play a honourable Japanese ninja who decided to switch sides in a WW2 Pacific GURPS game. My GM keeps ridiculing me for this idea 20 years later. Doubly so because my second idea was a reincarnated Hawaiian goddess of love and beauty ... I was really dumb back when I was 16.

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This thread reminds me why I don't game with random people.

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Erik Mona explained back then that due to less-than-stellar sales, the line is going on an indefinite hiatus.

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Extracting anything of note from fiction (which varies greatly in quality) is much more time-and-energy consuming than lifting a statblock or information from a support article. I'm paying stupid big money for my APs, I want my buck to give me a bang, ads and fiction don't give me the bang - I can live with ads (but honestly, print ads in 2016?) but fiction makes me grind my teeth since Burnt Offerings.

If I want to read quality prose, I have a massive backlog of great books from cool authors (including PF Tales!) waiting for me. I don't want to wade through some sometimes stellar, sometimes less so short stories stretchered over 6 months in order to perhaps find some nugget that might be relevant to the game I'm running.

Die, fiction, die.

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Axial wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Are you one of those people who want to play paladins in Skull & Shackles or a Cleric of Iomedae in Hell's Vengeance? ;)

...what?

No.

Playing the same race as the antagonists is not the same as playing a class or alignment which directly contradicts the theme of the game.

Yes, it's still trying to get a square block into a round hole. Your GM will have to put in lots of additional work into making it work. Why do you want to make your GM's life harder? Running a good game is enough work as it is.

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Sorry, but if want to read a novel, I buy a novel. Anything that's not directly applicable gaming material is lost on me.

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Are you one of those people who want to play paladins in Skull & Shackles or a Cleric of Iomedae in Hell's Vengeance? ;)

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Please tell me that fiction got ditched from this AP. I've been waiting 9 years for this to happen.

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Well, it's a mockup cover.

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Well, a good GM adjusts things on the fly to fit the group. Like Kali says, it seems like your GM did something weird: on the one hand, he made encounters harder, but it seems he wanted to balance it by faster XP track and stuff like free diamonds. I don't think it's a good move, bumping lethality of the campaign is something that should only be done if the party is 6+ PCs or the majority of the group is playing highly optimized characters. PCs dropping left and right is not fun. People get burned out and frustrated.

A solid campaign will likely have a couple spectacular PC deaths, but should never pass the frustration threshold.

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@Damon: find a new GM, the current one blows.

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Dragon78 wrote:
If you are the DM, then how about give everyone a couple of spell like powers because "story", "reasons", "stuff", etc. It would make any non-caster and many casters happy plus if there is a interesting reason for it all the better:)

No! The rules must be followed! They are the only thing that protects the players from my tyranny! The rulebooks and erratas their only shield against my egomaniacal rampage and projecting my sick fantasies upon them! ;-)

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Isabelle Lee wrote:

For the record, I hope Starfinder doesn't put an end to Numerian technology and plotlines in Pathfinder.

(Also for the record, I don't expect it to.)

We're in luck, James Jacobs confirmed in his AJJA thread that science fiction isn't going away because Starfinder is a thing.

It's not going away.

It will be there.

Robotz with lazors will keep returning.

Let thaaaaat siiiiink iiiiiin...

ROBOTZ WITH LAZORS.

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Is making Paizo.com somewhat more friendly for mobile device users anywhere on the table? I mean, using my fingertip to hunt for elusive pixels is a skill which helps in ... many ... other ... real-life situations, but I am painfully aware that as my sight and muscles deteriorate over the years, this is not going to get any easier.

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Molthune is not-Prussia.

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OLD MEN YELL AT CLOUDS.

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VMC, Stamina, Disease and Poison. Considering Background skills for the upcoming campaign.

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An excellent PG!

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Not a fan, but every setting deserves its resident Blood Angels Death Company Chaplain.

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Berselius wrote:
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Exactly, what I am afraid is that it's going to be some hippie treehugger, not an omnicidal death machine...

Wait, by hippie treehugger do you mean that a lawful good alignment or paladin based abilities are required?

An omnicidal death machine is something that kills anything and everything indiscriminately and that's not what Ragathiel is about.

His portfolio says he's domains are chivalry, righteous vengeance, and holy warfare. In a nutshell his followers are the perfect candidates for Mendev's war against the Worldwound.

I think it might be a prestige class close to the Fist of Raziel prestige class (from D&D 3.5's Book of Exalted Deeds).

WHAT IS THIS BLASPHEMY? EVIL MUST BE PURGED! PRAISE THE EMPEROR AND PASS THE CHAINSWORD! BURN, HERETIC! THE ONLY PUNISHMENT FOR SIN IS DEATH!

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An excellent Player's Guide. The bits where it helps to ease the players into an unfamiliar (well, at least unfamiliar for D&D dungeonhackfests) opening and assumptions, it's golden.

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You guys are awesome. I'll pitch Bloodrager to him (I think he wasn't aware of existence of ACG classes insofar) and failing that, we'll work with some combination of Fey Magic, Arcane Talent and the traits Blindmage listed.

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Nikosandros wrote:
Goth Guru wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Except, they eliminated the message boards to save money.
Except it wasn't to save money. It was to ignore the massive groundswell against 4th edition. They can restart their message boards now that they have a decent product.
WotC forums were closed less than a year ago, so it had nothing to do with 4th edition.

And now BioWare is closing theirs. Shifting fan interaction to social media is a trend, and while between PFS and general anti-tech sentiment of the fanbase the Paizo forums will last a few years longer, I believe we won't be posting here in 5 years tops.

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As an errate to Marco's review - while the book uses statblocks from the NPC Codex, all of those are freely available on the PRD, so no big problem there.

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Dark Lord Fluffy wrote:
I'm sorry, but isn't Child of A&A just a fighter archetype that turns them into a arcane 4/9th caster? What exactly do they want and why are they hung up on fighter?

What he wants is ability which would be similar to spell-casting rogue talents, from what I understood. CoA&A might be a bit too far, true, but then again maybe the player will be inspired by it and go all the way. At any rate, I'd never happen upon this archetype on my own :)

And he's an "always Human Fighter" person. Not much room for argument there :)

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And sadly Archives of Nethys is on a back-log due to back-pains. Cast that heal spell faster, Nethys!

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I forgot to add that he wants to play a non-spellcasting martial (Fighter preferably) so all the 4/9 casters are pretty much a no-go.

Child of A&A looks interesting, thanks Saethori! Does anybody know where it can be found on d20pfsrd, as it can't appear under that name there? I have the book, but I'd love to shoot a link to the player so he can take a look at it.

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Howdy,

One of my players wants to play a straight full-BAB non-spellcasting martial (preferably a Fighter) and asked me if there's any way his character could be able to cast a limited (2-3 max) number of 0/1-level spells/SLAs/psychic powers without resorting to multiclassing or to playing a Magus. Are there any feats/archetypes that grant such abilities? Paizo and 3PP sources are all welcome.

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Venziir wrote:
So... Some people now have the first part of the AP before the Players Guide? That doesn't seem right.

Why? Running an AP before having all 6 volumes is a bad idea anyway.

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Kalindlara wrote:
What if it's not murderkillrageBURNBURNBURNKILL, though? He'll be so heartbroken...

Exactly, what I am afraid is that it's going to be some hippie treehugger, not an omnicidial death machine...

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Oh, no, not Tanis! :(

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Wow, and there I thought Ursula K. Le Guin is compulsory reading material! Go read her ASAP, you'll emerge stronger.

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Wish there was a murderkillrageBURNBURNBURNKILL! PrC for Ragathiel...

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Quandary wrote:

I'm hopeful for Ironfang, and am happy with setting and actors, although unsure how they develop it...** spoiler omitted **

Not liking the idea of Azlanti AP introducing new underwater combat rules, if those rules are needed they should be issued as Errata. Doing it this way deprives others of these rules, and means future APs/modules with...

Open content, Internet, XXI century.

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Yes, Maybe, Yes, Likely Yes.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Who is the creator of Galt?
I think Jason Bulmahn is.

Actually, it's Erik Mona.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Please tell me we're not getting another perfectly fine parchment map ruined by random doodles of monsters all over it.

I think you should brace yourself for disappointment:

The Product Description wrote:
The final poster is designed to look like an ink-and-parchment map of horror-filled Ustalav complete with sketches of some of the denizens and dangers of that haunted land

*/tableflip*

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Most of contemporary Europe is built out of Billy bookcases, including my apartment.

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Hayato Ken wrote:

I´m afraid i have to say i don´t like your post there.

It puts people in a real weird position and i´m very unsure what kind of answers you expect there.
Like saying, hey if you want new products, buy all the old ones first, not matter if you can actually use them or not. Everything we do has to be lined in gold or we don´t do anything.
Also come up with a business plan for a company where you won´t earn anything, because else, no products.
Sure it´s a real problem, but there´s people who get paid to solve it.
Making Tian Xia the victim of a past and perhaps not that fortunate decision is stupid at best.
When someone comes up with that stuff, they can actually make their own company and products. There´s a ton of difficult implications coming up there i´m not really comfortable discussing here for several reasons. The lack of adequate information among them and i think this thread can do very well without second hand guessed business discussions without reliable data. Please avoid that.

Dragon Empires Gazetteer stands out in the Campaign Setting line.
It´s literaly like the Inner Sea world guide, only it´s not a hardcover, has half the size and info and lacks all the follow up.
The only books which are also comparable are the Sargava book and Distant Worlds, but both are also different enough.
So, it´s an experiment in more than one way. Not all experiments succeed, but the right conclusions have to be drawn.
Is that book not as interesting because of it´s format or the content?
That´s the question.

If you ask me, more focus on single regions is better.
I still like both Dragon Empires books and bought them a long time ago.

Dude, this entire thread is about you purely speculating that Tian Xia is popular and that a new AP/CS is going to sell like crazy. If there is anybody second guessing business discussion without reliable data, it's you.

And unless you just got hired as a Community Manager by Paizo, I doubt you're in position to lecture people on what they can post, as long as these posts don't break the rules, which is hardly the case with Kali's post.

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I'd keep clear of any PF/D&D adventure, as all are about murderhobos doing murder for profit.

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Marco, do you have any life outside monitoring worlwide warehouse inventory of Paizo products? Just curious :)

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Please tell me we're not getting another perfectly fine parchment map ruined by random doodles of monsters all over it. I'm not sure who is so madly in love with getting it done so, but for the love of all that is holy, stahp.

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If I want Fantasy Europe, I play Warhammer. Grime, illiteracy, ignorance, religious zealotry, pestilence, rot, age expectancy ca. 35, you name it, you got it.

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M'naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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I believe Galt is something that didn't really pick off with anybody at Paizo, perhaps except Erik, who is far too busy answering Marco's never-ending questions about minis to do anything else. ;)

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Sup Lemmy, why not posting from your first account? :)

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CorvusMask wrote:
Umm ._.; I was planning to pre order the Curse of the Crimson Throne hardcover, but it seems like it will be cheaper for me to buy hardcover over here from local gamestore and pdf separately :'D Delivery from USA to here just costs so ridiculously much...

It's fine. Direct sales give Paizo more profit, but local sales keep the business present where you buy it. Especially important for non-US/Canada :)

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Scott Romanowski wrote:
I cancelled my adventure path subscription because of this AP. If I'd wanted to play Call of Cthulhu, I'd be playing that RPG, not Pathfinder.

Except this isn't Call of Cthulhu. CoC is about puny, terrified humans armed with knives, revolvers and perhaps some unreliable magick up against things that come from beyond. It's a game about hopeless horror in face of the cosmic unspeakable.

Whereas Pathfinder is about SUMMONING HOSTS OF SOLARS WHILE THE VIVISECTIONIST ALCHEMIST TEARS THE STARSPAWN OF CTHULHU A NEW ONE AND THE CATFOLK ARCANIST CASTS QUICKENED MAXIMIZED ENERVATION ON THE DIMENSIONAL SHAMBLER AND ALL THE WHILE, YOUR GODS GOT YOUR BACK AND WON'T LET ANY HIGH PRIEST OF A REMOTELY RELEVANT ENTITY FROM BEYOND THE STARS MESS UP THEIR TURF.

Basically, Strange Aeons will be about throwing Lovecraft and high-powered fantasy into a blender. It's something totally different from purist Call of Cthulhu.

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Just PM Sincubus/Nightterror, I'm pretty sure he has an exhaustive list of every mythological monster ever, given his obsession with the topic :)

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