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Nethys, you're the best. Keep on truckin' and make sure health comes first.

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The lawyer doesn't have to read the whole story of how a gnome king went under the mountain, but he/she should take a look at all content you want to use under OGL and the way you reproduce the license in the product. You can do the job of finding out whether Star Vampire is open content or not yourself by checking OGL statements in products where you draw the content from. Hint: d20pfsrd is not the best tool for that, check the actual source product itself.

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Get a lawyer. I mean, an actual one, not some weird hack who fights flamewars on Internet boards while disguised as a bag of devouring. Doesn't need to be Matt Murdock Foggy Nelson, but needs a basic grasp of IP law and licensing agreements such as the OGL. Check with him/her what open content, product identity are. Make sure you are aware that Paizo and WotC are domiciled in the US of A and the legal implications of that fact. And don't put any female nipples on the cover or there will be consequences.

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I'm a little sad that Ragathiel's Paladin code isn't just a wall of "killburnmaimkillburnmaim", but apart from that this looks like a fantastic book, despite my generally miffed attitude to all things Good.

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Dragon78 wrote:
Actually the only Mournblade I remember was in Castlevania: SotN;)

More books, less vidya games for ya, then!

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Dragon78 wrote:
I have heard of the Mournblade but what was Stormbringer from?

If your heard about one then you must have heard of the other, since they are "brethren" and come from the same book series by the same author.

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DM Beckett wrote:
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Don't know. I like the new version better though-you shouldn't be able to use the options without actually following the deity. I was surprised that you could.

Why? It makes perfect sense that an individual could study a technique without accepting all of the themes attached to it. How would this be any different from say a Taldan person from Taldor studying a Tien fighting style or even an Osirini one?

It's not an option that adds flavor or fun, but one that instead strips it.

Because allowing a follower of Lamashtu to use sacred techniques of Iomedae is silly. Just as having an Amurican swordsman rock a katana is less silly than having a Catholic Priest exercise yoga in the middle of the mass.

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Lanitril wrote:
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Secret Wizard wrote:
...that adds CHA to everything? This is too good.

It is.

Desna's Shooting star has you add CHA to attack and damage INSTEAD of any other ability bonus.

And it only costs Bards one Versatile Performance! Well, CG bards anyway.
There are player character Bards that aren't Chaotic Good?

That gives me the idea of an omnicidial LG Bard of Ragathiel...

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Please don't go. The drones need you.

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Liz Courts wrote:
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Speaking of legal stuff, does having accumulated three temp bans, one written warning (that's all by Paizo), three threats of physical violence, two threats of lawsuits, one death by shotgun blast threat and one "I'll send my mum after you" threat (all by stellar members of our community) make me ineligible? Just you know, exploring my options.
What do your lawyer senses read, Toothy Bag?

I'll tell you in a moment, checking the HTML code of the contest page for hidden clauses, like any self-respecting lawyer would do.

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TOZ wrote:
Aw man, who let you out of the cage?

You know how this one goes.

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Speaking of legal stuff, does having accumulated three temp bans, one written warning (that's all by Paizo), three threats of physical violence, two threats of lawsuits, one death by shotgun blast threat and one "I'll send my mum after you" threat (all by stellar members of our community) make me ineligible? Just you know, exploring my options.

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TO BATTLE STATIONS, FIRE UP THE ... HERO LAB!

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Erm, Brawler?

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The cover is so trippy that it's awesome.

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Hayato Ken wrote:

Seems most people missed or neglect on purpose the most important statement about something new Tian Xia....

All part of my "DESTROY TIAN XIA" plan.

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Berselius wrote:
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Yeah but the Norse have holidays too!
I thought that religion died out in the early eighteen hundreds or so...

The Old Faiths are alive and well in Europe.

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Kajehase wrote:
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Rysky wrote:
A hidden forest temple to Calistria? Interesting.

Me too....as are the other ones as well.

All though the Zon-Kuthon...is meh. Never a big fan of Evil Pain gods...would like to see a neutral pain God for once...

Ever read Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel novels?

*embarks on a Slavic longboat*

*sails north*

*salutes Kajehase for his good choice in books*

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Dunno, but you're the first person in 9 years to raise the topic, so I guess that people don't really care.

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Given the D&D economy, not the best idea.

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*sigh* standing in for Dragon78 in product threads is hard work, especially given the rather limited palette of posts that are appropriate ;)

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Golarion is a great setting. It's not the best setting I've ever played in (Ars Magica's Mythic Europe steals that trophy) BUT it is very close behind. James, Erik, Crystal, Wes, James II, Mark and co. know their stuff, much better than I every would.

And when you're thirty-something, with first job, second job, family and a cat to manage, you kind of appreciate somebody doing the whole setting building job for you.

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This, for the last three days straight.

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So I made this quick Spotify playlist using suggestions from this thread and some old favourites. Feel free to enjoy and use!

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What Drahliana said.

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Different skin color. Just like we do with human races and ethnicities, despite all having the same stats.

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Yep. Just like snow humans from Alaska or desert humans from Sudan.

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Oh man, that means we're going to wait a bit longer for the RotRL hardcover! And the CotCT hardcover will never happen! ;)

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I'm 100% fine with idealised Roma/Sinti dancing around their wagons in Varisia. I'd just be careful with semantics.

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Milo v3 wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:

As for dragon in every tavern, there was one in Darkmoon Vale, it made me groan and roll eyes, and almost made me pass Golarion as a whole. Luckily, things got better.

Considering how many dragons have polymorphing with no duration, wouldn't it'd be ridiculous if None of them ever spent time amoung mortals blending in?

If you have molyporph with no duration, you have better things to do than hanging around with bacteria.

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Pathfinder bestiaries are always fantastically illustrated, feature sound and consistent CR, great spread of types, themes and inspirations, frequently showcase outstanding design (whoever designed the Wyrmwraith in B5 - much love!) AND have dinosaurs in every book. What's not to love?

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I like Darkmoon Vale a lot. It was just that dragon in a tavern trope that made me sigh loudly.

As for the amount of peope who care, well, dunno, you got some hard data on this? I'd honestly love to know.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
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Most Romani and related groups find the term insulting. You can argue to your heart's content that "gypsy" invokes colourful wagons full of fun-loving people, but over here, it invokes stereotypes of "unwashed car thieves who refuse to integrate with our glorious Slavic societies and chose to live in ghettos full of grime and crime". And it gets worse in Slovakia and Hungary, trust me.

Cheers. I guess I've just missed that subtext in my readings of the word (although I'm going to plead geographical isolation as my defence).

FWIW, I wasn't intending to "argue" the meaning - it's just I've never heard all those negative connotations. (If anything I would have labelled the gypsy stereotype as a bit fanciful and romantic in the too-good-to-be-true vein). I'm happy to concede I was wrong though.

Oh, one could write a PhD or two about how wildly different is the perception of Roma in the West and in the East.

To be honest and clear, a lot of the positive stereotype has solid grounds in reality - the Roma have a fascinating culture and contributed a lot to cultures of nations where they are present.

However, the word "gypsy" has been used in European (British, Irish) English as a slur against not only Roma, but also several less-known nomadic peoples, such as the Irish Travellers. Pretty much the same happened to cognates of the greek tziganoi such as the German Zigeuner or Polish cygan.

Only the French managed to partially dodge the bullet by calling Roma Bohémiens and later developing the whole bohemian topos of wine, absinthe, dance, poverty, brothels, Moulin Rouge and Nicole Kidman kissing Ewan McGregor. So it's still kind of more about sultry girls dancing alluringly among colourful wagons.

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I think Paizo quit doing those at some point.

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Say, like, running Dragonlance with the dragon element downplayed? :)

Both Hermea and Xa Hoi aren't likely do see much development in the near future, albeit for very different reasons.

As for dragon in every tavern, there was one in Darkmoon Vale, it made me groan and roll eyes, and almost made me pass Golarion as a whole. Luckily, things got better.

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Most Romani and related groups find the term insulting. You can argue to your heart's content that "gypsy" invokes colourful wagons full of fun-loving people, but over here, it invokes stereotypes of "unwashed car thieves who refuse to integrate with our glorious Slavic societies and chose to live in ghettos full of grime and crime". And it gets worse in Slovakia and Hungary, trust me.

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There are too few dragons in power in Golarion for such a book to make sense. Dragons are intentionally downplayed in the setting, something that I like very much as it sets Golarion apart from the "shapeshifted dragon in every tavern" syndrome that plagues most fantasy settings out there.

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Well, every day Paizo spends developing robots instead of working on Kugloguglololo or Ybzi-bibzi is well spent.

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Ceriden wrote:
I find it odd to claim that the mindflayer was created by WoTC. They were in earlier editions of d&d that Wizards did not own. Also, they appeared in the original final fantasy games on the NES.

WotC bought all TSR intellectual property, including previous editions of D&D, with mindflayers included.

And Square did use Mind Flayers in Final Fantasy fully and brazenly violating TSR IP ... except they didn't get lawsuited, likely for a host of reasons with "we're in the US, they're in Japan" and "you kind of can't copyright a squid-headed humanoid and their lore in FF is completely different from the D&D lore so there's a big chance a Japanese judge will award us some silly damages that won't even justify the lawsuit" being a major factor. International litigation is a beach, been there, got a counterfeit Chinese t-shirt.

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I hope someday Penny Arcade lets Paizo reprint the Deep Crow.

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A bunch of jaded, cynical CN sellswords is where the fun is at.

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Oh Great and Powerful Ashiel,

What's up with Alvena Publishing? And please don't tell me that a single 1-star review from Endzeigest was enough to extinguish your publishing enthusiasm. EZG is, duh, lol, just one guy.

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Sex, drugs and booze.

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Meh.

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Kalindlara! Kalindlara!

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Fourshadow wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
I'm hoping for some updated devils from back in Council of Thieves. I mean we already got Nemesis Devil. Where's Cabal Devil or Chort? How about Firebreather devil?
If I recall my limited Russian correctly, "chort" means "devil"...so a devil called a devil--just Russian instead of English (or Common?)?

Chort = 'Demon' in oh so many Slavic languages. The word for 'devil' is 'diabol' or thereabouts.

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Nightterror wrote:
I'm not really happy with any re-prints this time around, rather seen 230 or so new monsters.

On the bright side, many of these will be reprints from Iron Gods which you missed out!

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No, I don't have any statistics. I've just have had enough experience with the industry to know that D&D fans have their peculiar tastes and those tastes are incredibly conservative. Doubly so when it comes to M&A, which is viewed by many hardcore gamers as One of Many Bad Things That Happened And Resulted in D&D No Longer Being So Big. Others include: video games, smartphones, computers or just any technology beyond the calculator, really.

You can, of course, g%* d@@n the torpedoes and ignore the traditional D&D gamer target and go for non-gamer audience, hoping it will draw them to your primary product. But this means you're trying to catch the attention of people who never heard of your brand in the first place, so you get no points for the license itself. In that event, you're trying to beat stuff like Seven Deadly Sins, SAO or even golden oldies like Escaflowne or Lodoss at their own game. Which means you need to be pretty freaking good to have a chance at getting a decent ROI here. Companies don't measure successes in Youtube views or MyAnimeList scores, they measure them in cash and new customers. And here you're not just trying to get a profit on the anime, you want to convert the customer. That's ... a whole additional layer of difficult.

And American and Japanese companies can work together, but it is usually incredibly difficult due to fundamental cultural differences in conducting business. Stuff like how a deal is struck (American way: as quickly as possible, hopefully on the first meeting, over the lunch. Japanese way: at some point during the 253th karaoke and sake binge, a year and half down the road) or how communication is handled (Americans follow the standard "24h for a response to an email, unless the roof is on fire" while for Japanese the roof is always on fire, and it's not a normal fire, it's demonic nuclear fire, and their emails must be answered within an hour tops).

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First of all, WotC is not funding the movie. The studio is, and matter of fact until recently the relationship between the studio and Hasbro/WotC was ... hostile, to say at least.

Second, Kickstarter doesn't solve the problem of having a studio that would be willing to do it ...

... and the biggest problem that majority of PF/D&D fans are hostile to manga & anime to the point that the manga-inflenced artwork from early PF APs got booed out by folks who prefer Erol Otus and Larry Elmore. Which will hardly make anybody enthusiastic about making an anime towards a largely negative target audience.

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Samy wrote:
Any chance that the new avatars will have genders assigned? Filtering by female still doesn't show any of the new avatars.

I dare you, I double dare you, I triple planefullofsnakesmothering damn you, assign my avatar a gender. Just go ahead, try, make my day ;-)

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