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If anybody likes to discuss semantics and philosophy until their brain bleeds out, they should just go to law school and stop bothering normal humans, like I did.

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Rysky, stop falling for flamebaits.

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A pirate galleon from Shackles gets sucked into a time-space continuum vortex and crash-lands on the Absalom station. A bunch of CN drunk pirates (the PCs) either go and try to find out what happened to Golarion, or just get more drunk and laser punch the hell out of a tavern.

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Are there any nipples in the book?

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Fourshadow wrote:

Um, guys...do you think you might take the debate elsewhere? People read this for info on the product. If they want to wade through a debate dissecting a class or its archetypes, they wouldn't be in this forum.

Speaking of archetypes, I think I have found a Samurai I could enjoy playing in this Sovereign Blade. If you want a dragon warrior, this is it.

Don't let me ever catch you doing anything the slightest away from the thread topic anywhere else, or there'll be hell ;-)

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Bluenose wrote:
Because certainly Natural Armour bonus is very carefully considered based on Facts

I know, I also envy Paizo staff for having the ability to work on live (or dead) dragons and behirs. Americans, always getting the best toys ahead of everyone else...

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The only NDA that exists in the context of game design is a Non-Disclousure Agreement.

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CorvusMask wrote:
I still want explanation for why PCs and NPCs should be same, espicially since NPC classes exist. And its not like players or characters will ever know its "just because". Also "just because" can be anything from "tapping onto well of eldritch power" to "uses steroids" if you really want justification for it.

Because the 4e with PC Human Ranger and NPC Human Ranger being two completely different animals operating under different rules was stupid.

One of the greatest achievements of d20 design is that everything - PC, NPCs, monsters - is built from the same Lego bricks.

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Ashiel wrote:
That's a good way to lose a hand. :P

Depends, sometimes I suck at biting.

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Waves Smurfian ... I mean, Belgian flag furiously.

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captain yesterday wrote:
I might.

Awwwwww.

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captain yesterday wrote:
*snacks with the bag*

Just don't mistake me for the popcorn bag.

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*opens popcorn*

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Tactics mate, sorry, but running a level 13+ game in Pathfinder is such a massive chore that I strongly back any initiative towards making new d20 games which do not reach above 15th level or so. Actually, I am a bit dismayed that Paizo goes with level 20 for Starfinder.

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CorvusMask wrote:

We have ex-convicts? D:

Of course we do. Paizo used to have a special column for mail from prisons back during Dragon/Dungeon days. US has the world highest prison population per capita and many of these people are gamers.

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CorvusMask wrote:
So people distrupting this nice debate, can you direct me to correct thread then?

Yes, it's called "Paizo Gets Nihilism Wrong", has its place likely in the Campaign Setting subforum and since it doesn't exist, you gotta make one if you want to show just how much your M.A. (hope you got one!) in Philosophy is worth out there up against plumbers, ex-convicts, Evangelical Christians, game writers and lawyers from Europe.

But maybe it all makes no sense and we should just go and drive pencils through our eyes. Nobody will care and the world will die to some atomic terror attack, anyway.

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CorvusMask wrote:

Well, yeah, morals don't "exist", life IS "meaningless" and.. Well, I don't subscribe for epistemological(huh weird name in english) nihilism, but technically knowing anything is impossible if we would exist in scenario where Matrix movie is possible xD Nihilism is about lack of intrinsic value. Unless you are religious, can you say that morality exists by itself so if all humans were dead, they would still matter? I doubt many people believe that their lives are meaningful just because "life is meaningful because it is meaningful" type of logic.

Basically, none of those three's combination leads to wanting world to die :P Because no logical extreme would make leap from "life has no meaning, knowledge is impossible and ethics don't exist" to "Clearly we should destroy the life".

...Seriously? How does that make "logical sense"? That lack of meaning means that life shouldn't exist? Nihilism is ABOUT lack of meaning, so it basically amounts to "Nothing matters.*shrugs* No reason to do anything about it" when taken to "logical extreme" :P

Logic does hardly apply to crazed religious cults, I'm afraid. That's why they're likely to take it from "life sucks" to "life shouldn't exist". Just ask daemons, they'll be happy to explain why all mortal life should perish.

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CorvusMask wrote:

...Okay, this is late, but I noticed "nihilistic cult"

...They better be nihilistic this time or I get mildly annoyed at nihilism being related to wanting end world o_o

Nihilism is a word with many meanings. There's the "life is meaningless" nihilism, there's the "nothing exists for real" nihilism, there's the "nothing we know is true" nihilism and there's the "morals do not exist" nihilism. If you mix them and go to the logical extremes, you pretty much want a world that is dead.

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PHEW!

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James, does the incoming Starfinder mean that the Golarion setting will feature a) less b) the same c) more sci-fi and sci-fantasy material?

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Horselord wrote:

I really think an opportunity was missed here for all pocket editions.

If the book had all art removed, as well as fluff text, and was repaginated in a book 78% the size it would probably be smaller with the same font size as the original.

Tablet/phone, Internet, d20pfsrd/Archives of Nethys/PRD. There, exactly what you are after.

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It's in the campaign setting line, so chances for any player-side options are rather low.

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/Moriarty

BOOORING

/Moriarty

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I hope the cover gets updated soon...

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Harleequin wrote:
and there are many, many people who would like to see a D6 divine class.

How many?

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MYTHIC FEROS wrote:

I have the PDF. Unleash your questions.

:D

Who are you and what have you done to Skeld?

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Dragon78 wrote:

Well at least Canadians are polite about it;)

As an unrelated question, whatever happened to Mikaz?

He/she/it/they ascended from this plane of existence and now are a solar butterfly who soars through the darkspace.

It is the only explanation I accept, all the other ones are too depressing and dreadful to consider.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I think Skeld's subscriptions are one of the seven seals.

Let's hope he doesn't get clubbed to death by Canadians.

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TOZ wrote:
I get mine before Skeld, but that's through shenanigans.

Nice euphemism for allowing Cosmo to use you as a mobile target for his explosive pumpkin pie throwing exercise.

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WHAT HAPPENS IF SKELD STOPS HIS SUBS THIS WILL BE A DISASTERPIECE WE ARE NOT READY!

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Well, except Skeld. He/she always gets the PDF as the first one.

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You don't need to be a Paladin in order to be a religious heavy armored warrior. A Cyber-Soldier could take faith-related traits or perhaps even the Deific Obidience feat.

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Welp, unlike 99% of people who slammed Iron Gods without evening having read it, I have all 6 volumes of Giantslayer on my shelf. Even if the AP is weak, you can still mine it for statblocks/maps and support articles are as great as ever.

So, as to Giantslayer itself. Tangent101, gustavo and Col. Tomorrow said all good points, but let me point to one special offender: adventure 5.

Adventure 5.

In Adventure 5, a level 13+ party is expected to trudge through a complex of caves, fighting no less than 45 vanilla Fire Giants and 13 Fire Giants with some levels of Fighter. Also, some caster Fire Giants, too.

I'm not even considering the fact at level 13, the Party can use magic to bypass most of the adventure. Or the fact that with their Ref and Will saves, it's shooting range for casters. Or that the dungeon layout is so linear that you are going to erect an altar to Greg Vaughan and his ninja skills of making sandbox dungeons where you can poke around many paths and find several routes to the BBEG/McGuffin and not feel like you're a cheapskate who decided to wand of stone shape shortcut to the boss.

If I was this adventure for my players, I would get chased out of my own house somewhere around 21st Fire Giant. If an adventure relies on large numbers of one type of enemy, it really must include memorable and unique environments and some breaks between the mook platoons. Here, you're just moving from cave 22 to cave 33 and face 3 Fire Giants, ad nauseam.

Sure, there are other kinds of opponents, but there's exactly 1 solid role-playing opportunity, and the whole thing is just a 0e/1e throwback of "the room is 2d6x10' by 2d6x10' and there are 3d6+1 Fire Giants, 1d4+2 Fire Giant Lieutenants, 1d2+1 Fire Giant Captains and 1 Fire Giant Cleric inside". Which, I suppose, some folks will enjoy, but for me and my groups this is antithesis of fun.

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Just take the Vigilante with Teisatsu archetype. It's the updated Ninja, with all the things one could expect from it.

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I am the people. The Leviathan, the will of many given singular shape and form. It makes me feel so ... special. Thanks Wiggz!

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Ed Reppert wrote:
Jake's arguments would be irrelevant, of course, since Golarion is not Earth.

Sure it isn't, but it draws enough from Earth cultures as to invite comparisons. See: every argument about how a Golarion creature that is lifted from Earth myth/folklore/cryptozoology is or is not true to the source material.

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Ed Reppert wrote:

"everything you need to take your adventures into the royal courts and noble houses of the Pathfinder campaign setting"

Well, maybe. It seems to me that a discussion of armory, or more popularly heraldry (the system by which coats of arms and other armorial bearings are devised, described, and regulated) would be a natural for a book like this, but based on James Jacobs' statements that there is little interest, if any, in the subject at Paizo, I'm betting there won't be much, if anything, on it in this book. OTOH, maybe that won't disappoint any customers, except for me. :-)

Look, you need to hire a history major to do this right, else Jake the OCD heraldry fan will drown the forum in raging flame about how the coat of arms of House Jeggare is a BLATANT RIPOFF of the CoA of Drusecu family (Romania, XIII century) and also how it fails to follow the established Eastern European tradition of having griffons stick out their tongue while present on the arms. I can why Paizo thinks the return of investment on this is crappy.

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Disclaimer: I am a manga/anime fan, currently halfway through Macross Delta and Seven Deadly Sins. So yeah, if you hope for some quality harping on how weaboo wuxia bullcrap killed Gary Gygax, not here.

Anyway. I've noticed a conjecture. Several of the most outspoken "martial-caster disparity/Fighters need to be more awesome/Failzo failed us again by failing" people are big on action anime. Either they profess it openly here, or a cursory glance at the Internet reveals their passionate presence on anime forums or their YouTube channels full of Ninja Scroll clips or their 18+ Sailor Moon tumblrs. Also, Book of Nine Swords was the bestest d20 supplement ever.

This got me thinking. Perhaps, after watching this, this and of course this, their expectations regarding sword-swinging characters are at a level which Pathfinder, a game designed mostly by non-anime-watching folks who apparently envision high level Fighters more something like this, cannot quite satisfy. Which leads to frustrations elaborated in all the locked threads.

Maybe there is a game out there which caters better to running barefoot on clouds, swinging your sword so that mountains are torn assunder, EXCEPT YOUR SWORD DOESN'T EVEN TOUCH THESE MOUNTAINS, IT'S THE SONIC WAVE OF MANA WHICH THE SWING GENERATES THAT TEARS THE WORLD APART?

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Dragon78 passed on this one, so we're not getting the weekly "I hope the cover gets updated soon" post ;-)

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Well, I guess the good news there then is that it's ABSOLUTELY gonna be out for Gen Con 2017! Way early even!

HOLY CRAP!! :DDD Awesomesauce!

*pauses* Dammit now I figure out a way to get GenCon. :p

GenCon 2017 is over a year away, so you have plenty of time.

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James Jacobs wrote:
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Spire of Nex.
HA! That should have been #4 of the "don't bother mentioning since I know folks want it" above. Well played, toothy bag. Well played indeed! :-D

Do I get a second pick? :) If yes, it's the Hollow Mountain on Golarion and Eox elsewhere.

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Spire of Nex.

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golfdeltafoxtrot wrote:
Am I the only person that found that blog post a bit off-putting?

Yes.

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CorvusMask wrote:
I thought kobold sorcerer bloodline was available only to kobold xD

You'll understand how it's possible when your dad, with his final breath, will reveal to you the terrible truth: your true mother was a Murloc.

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Buri Reborn wrote:
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Sales on stuff like these is usually minimal.
So, what you're saying is that I need to perpetrate large scale identify theft and fraud so Paizo can get the money they need to make this worth while. rubs chin

No, because if the victims of the theft will eventually ask their banks to chargeback Paizo, you'll end up with your favourite company having a massive hole in their budget.

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Sales on stuff like these is usually minimal.

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For a class who doesn't rely on feats to blow up reality, they're never "starved" or "emaciated", they just merely get more or less gravy to pour over their full casting.

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Aralicia wrote:
Harleequin wrote:

For me the ninja should really be quite distinct from the rogue wherever possible, yes there is crossover but for me the ninja should be more attack based and less skill monkey.

Assassination, stealth, sabotage, martial arts rather than performing, bluffing, knowledge, linguistics, UMD

Gorbacz wrote:
A d10 Ninja makes much more sense than a d6 Ninja. After all, the Rogue class is supposed to cover an extremely wide range of concepts, from burglars through spies to con men/women, while Ninja is pretty much a straight up sneaky assassin.

I'd like to remind people that the Ninja's skills weren't limited to stealth and assassination, but also to skills as varied as espionage, disguise, impersonation, medecine, pyrotechnics, or tactics. This makes the ninja the very definition of skill monkeys.

Historicaly, the ninja were primarily used as spies, not assassins. In fact, most the best known assassination attempts by ninja were failed attempts. Ninja were more useful to their patron as spy, scout or saboteur than as assassin.

That said, a skill-monkey only class is usually not that fun to play in the usually combat-focused PF game. Thus, we need to have ninja that are more battle-ready than the historical ninja, and try to follow the folkoric vision of the ninja, capable of becoming invisible, walk on every surface, and sometimes teleport or control elements.

For this reason, I'd probably encourage a Rogue-Monk hybrid, but without a sneak attack. Instead, the ninja could specialize in combat maneuvers (including bonuses of some kind to maneuvers against a flat-footed target ?), representing their preference for unconventionnal warfare and tactical tricks. This would also explain why they would prefers weapons like the Kusarigama and other weapon particularly adapted to combat maneuvers.
Include a Ki pool to add some supernatural powers (invisibility, underwater abilities, a bit of elemental effects) to account for their legendary feats, and I think we would be...

Design by realism is frequently a horrible decision in a game about teleporting dragons across planes of reality.

Look, if you are not at least a 6/9 caster or a full BAB class, you need some REALLY good chops to stand next to them. The problem with core Rogue and core Monk was that they did not fill this criteria. I doubt that being able to prance around the battlefield while handing out situation bonuses basing on CMB is such chops.

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Steve Geddes wrote:

"You've saved $1,439.73 off suggested retail..."

Thanks, Lisa! :)

Man, you're me(n)tal to the core ;-)

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A d10 Ninja makes much more sense than a d6 Ninja. After all, the Rogue class is supposed to cover an extremely wide range of concepts, from burglars through spies to con men/women, while Ninja is pretty much a straight up sneaky assassin.

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