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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 11,163 posts (11,281 including aliases). 76 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 10 aliases.


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Hi Trevor!

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I think that we've *glasses* got some guidelines to follow *exits*

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But what about childlike emaciated goth lolis who serve as companions to wizened old sorcerers with the Tentacle bloodline?

WAIT WHY IS EVERYBODY LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT PLEASE PUT THAT PITCHFORK AWAYUUUUGHHBRLLLLLL....*expires*

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Kthulhu wrote:
Paolizo

It's 'Paizo'.

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Any platform that allows some Warren Worthington The Fourth to wake up one day with a hangover and to shut down my access to it permanently gets a big 'no'.

Of course Lisa Stevens and DTRPG owners can do that as well, but at least I have my PDFs on my computer.

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But everybody knows PDFs are what pirates use to steal your corporate bonuses! Heard that at the golf course last week. Also, Earl told me about this crazy new Iphone thing. Wonder if Microsoft's gonna have much success with it, personally I'm sticking with my Nokia. Reminds me, gotta check how much my shares of them are.

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James Jacobs wrote:
justmebd wrote:

Hello!

I have a "process" question.

With the two 2015 APs now out there for everyone to talk about, where are you at in the process for deciding on the 2016 APs?

To clarify, I'm only asking in the sense of:

"Good God let me get through these two first"
"Still kicking around ideas"
"Narrowed it down to a final list"
"Actually already have it penciled in but anything can happen in the next year"
"Other Appropriate Response"

Thanks!

Rob and I know what the two 2016 APs are already. We ALMOST announced one of them at Gen Con, but decided not to for various reasons. And the one we didn't ALMOST announce already has a rough outline and rough titles for all six parts.

Did you refrain from the announcement because you knew that news about the inevitable Distant Worlds Feb 2016 AP could cause heart attacks and cerebral haemorrhages at the Con Floor?

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Nope. Regular AP, lots of devils and hellknights expected. Also, Richard Pett writes a ball party. It's going to be balls to walls there.

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Blackvial wrote:
awesome book, just wish you put in a tech based alchemist archetype

Fullmetal Alchemist sounds familiar...

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Let's be frank - you have on this forum people complaining that 3.5 Cleric was weak, people complaining that Swashbuckler is OP and people who change sneak attack to be usable only once per round because OHMYGODALLTHOSEDICEOFDAMAGEHAXBLIZZNERFPLZ.

So, you'll ALWAYS have somebody unhappy :)

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The author lineup is nothing but brilliant. Two gals! Goddess Crystal! Princess Amber! Jim Grooves! James writing a 128pg issue 100 special! The guy called Mike who wrote Mud Sorcerer's Tomb! SIR PETT!

I was worried we're going to get some ultra-conservative AP to offset the inevitable Distant Worlds AP coming in Feb 2016, but if this thing is conservative traditionalist fantasy, I don't want to be a progressive liberal. Now I need to gain 100kg and wear a fanny pack over an utilikilt...

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A single hardcover for all the APs? Nobody is going to shell out 40 USD for a book that has only a couple of pages of use for that person. It's just not a viable product, business-wise.

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1d6-3 quarters.

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M'naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr.....

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RangerWickett wrote:

I think there's definitely value in having a fantasy RPG that's more complex than 5e D&D, but in Pathfinder now there are some common fantasy character archetypes that can only be achieved if you either have comprehensive system knowledge or use a search engine for a while. Or, more precisely, you can achieve them otherwise, but you end up getting penalized.

Use the core rules to make a 'swashbuckler.' You can do it, but you end up doing less damage than a heavy armor fighter, and probably with a lower AC. If you know the right feats and multiclassing tricks, though, your swashbuckler gets ridiculously powerful compared to 'Bob the classic fighter.'

The system is just not as _elegant_ as it could be. It slows play down, and makes game sessions provide less value. It slows prep down, and distracts GMs from focusing their attention on storytelling. And for god's sake it slows design down, because I've written adventures for both 4e and PF, and 4e monsters get the same job done with a lot less mental energy.

Revise the rules, and you'll get more stuff done in your game, your GM will run _better_ games, and the Paizo staff and freelancers will be able to write more adventures so you can have MORE games.

I think there's a value in a game which rewards the fact that your abilities at math and gaming the system are better than Average Joe's.

If you want a swashbuckler and the core concept doesn't suit you, you take one of the million 3PP solutions. Or now, you take the official one.

"Rules shouldn't be getting in the way of storytelling" is about as valid as "Theatrics shouldn't distract you from the game". There are people who value the former more, and there are people who prefer the latter.

I actually feel slightly irked by the notion that I'll run better game if the system will be easier. I can run great games with PF. I can run great games with Call of Cthulhu or WoD or GURPS or Cats in the Shrubbery. I can handle math. I can handle story. If I can, anyone can.

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Most European debit cards work with Paizo without any problems. I have two debit cards in different banks, and both are OK.

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You fought in the "Paizo is still undecided if 4E" thread. Double points if you exchanged broadsides with Scott Betts.

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Insain Dragoon wrote:
Vote with both your wallet and reviews. Give the book exactly as many stars as you believe it deserves.

Thanks for the reminder, 4-star review posted.

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Free sex and booze.

Also, my first date with my soon-to-be-wife was disguised as character creation for a Pathfinder campaign.

Wait, this means Cosmo gets to choose our firstborns second name. Oh, crap.

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Cool. Now finally we can assemble a team made up of a Human Gunslinger, a pair of Half-orc Slayers, a Wyrwood Druid and a Raccoonfolk Alchemist and have them team up with a wheelchair-bound Human Psychic and his uncanny students on a quest to save the galaxy from Dominion of the Black.

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I bet you did out of the love for the environment, not technological progress! ;)

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And then people are surprised when posts like 'hello, I check my email once per month using Internet Explorer 4' appear.

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Technology rules? Check.
Psi rules? Check.
We're ready.
Now, let's hope for a Distant Worlds AP in Feb 2016. :)

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Nearyn wrote:
Also, for the gents who make the point the game is not a novel or story, nor great at simulating fantasy stories, I find myself coughing “bovine fecal-matter”.

If you're coughing up feces, you should go see your doctor. If you're coughing up feces which isn't yours, you should likely see your sex therapist while at it.

Or was that a metaphor? They always fly over my head.

Ahem! While I am personally the kind of a person most verbose, let it not fool you into thinking that I am not unable of producing purple prose, and in good time I shall also rhyme. This conversation, beholden to people of our station, should be verily not reduced to mere pranks, so allow me to elaborate my remarks.

In all your long arguments and explanations, you haven't insofar faced the principal point, which is: "what the hell is preventing a party of mid-level PCs from scrying'n'frying an Artistocrat 5?".

Nothing. Except of GM fiats, and we all know how players love those.

Now, you could argue that said Aristocrat 5 has a Mighty Wizard Friend around to keep wards and guards up. Well, problem is, bad people - and BBEGs are usually very bad people - seldom have friends. So that Mighty Wizard must be there because of something.

Money? Please, people with class levels in double digits sleep on money. Mighty Wizard Friend doesn't need no money, he can just teleport and kill some dragons if he needs some.

Plot device? Oh great, you've just dodged the "BBEG must have high level" trope and you fell into "reluctant genie compelled to fulfil evil wishes" or "evil mage forced into servitude by ancient curse" or "super powerful sidekick waits for the boss to turn his back around so he can take over" tropes. Hint: they're all far more cringeworthy and overused.

Power? Yeeeah we're on to something! Mighty Wizard Friend might be there because his Big Boss is actually powerful and intimidating. Aristocrat 5. Powerful and intimidating. Wait, something's wrong here.

See, people in a high-powered fantasy setting sit on thrones and rule nations for reasons. One reasons is that they, complete with their retinue and magic trinkets, are capable of resisting a simple mid-level assassination by a bunch of teleporting murderhobos. Sure, the actual leader might be low level if he or she has really big guns close to the throne, but then the question arises - how did those big guns accept that job? Good and Neutral realms have it a bit easier because stuff like friendship, loyalty, duty and compassion play in, but evil nations that are supposed to be foil to the PCs? There, only power counts. And in magic-rich supernatural environment, power is measured by levels.

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Till all are one!

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tl;dr - this isn't a novel or a story. This is a game. It needs to take into the account game mechanics into world building and story telling. A murder mystery set in the medieval times where the victim is stabbed in his/her chest and dies looking into the eyes of the murderer is a fascinating story, but in the D&D environment it falls flat because a simple spell allows you to ask the dead body the question 'who killed you?' and render the whole mystery moot.

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Orthos wrote:
magnuskn wrote:
Pan wrote:

/not signed

With the PRD and age of the interent I will never be ready for PF2. I hope they never make one and just keep doing what they are doing. At this point all I needs me is some AP goodness.
Yet they need money to feed their families. Hence, PF2 will happen some day.
I disagree that this leads to that. Especially with Paizo's adventure-focused business plan.

It's OK. 20 years from now, PF 2.0 will happen and magnuskn will do his Dr. Strangelove routine: "A-ha! I vass righttt! Vor ze last 20 yeers I zaid zis is going zo hapfen! Mein Kanzler, I kan walk!".

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David knott 242 wrote:

I am on a laptop computer using Internet Explorer 8.

Dude, switch to some serious browser.

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If I got a dollar every time somebody posted essays without using the 'Search' function beforehand...

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Finally it looks less like a mid-90s fantasy fans bulletin board and more like something done by XXI century robots. Using lazors.

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Fantastic changes. It's so much easier to use it on my smartphone. Great job, Robots with Lazors!

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Hello, welcome to D&D, the game of fantasy superheroes! If you build nation in a game campaign setting, you want the nations leaders to be able to survive one round of scry'n'fry from a medium-level party of PCs.

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Steve Geddes wrote:

Ah, okay thanks. I'm using Internet Explorer. "About Internet Explorer" yields the following:

Version 9.0.8112.16421
Update Versions 9.0.29

Internet Exploder...

Really...? ;-)

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Overseas shipping on boxes is, was, and sadly will be, ugly.

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I'd be totally down with the following supplemental material:

CS Line:

Cheliax book
Cities of Cheliax
Devils Revisited

PC line:

Rebels of Golarion
People of the Sky (Strix, Tengu)

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Deer Piazo.

CITIES OF CHELIAX PLEASE! Can we get a 64-pager which detailes Kintargo (obviously), Egorian (obviously), Khari (because I'm super interested in how Cheliax toehold in Garund looks like) and for bloody sakes WESTCROWN because the fact that you have an AP about a city with no sourcebook on that city still kills me?

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I'm tempted to rekindle the "What would be the favourite weapon of Jesus Christ" debate. These are always fun!

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I hope this is going to be an excellent stepping stone ....

... before the inevitable DISTANT WORLDS AP in Feb 2016 :P

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Mikaze, I love you more than ever. Marry me?

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I certainly hope the masked ball part is written either by Sir Pett or Crystal.

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Of all the traditionalist no robotz with lazors plots possible ...

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... this is one of the most awesome ones. Finally, a proper Cheliax rebels storyline - Council of Angsty Tiefling Teens, I am looking at you.

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Those trails will be in our memory, forever.

We will remember.

We will not forget.

One day, there will be a reckoning.

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Paizo does not accept unsolicited submissions, for legal reasons. You could post it somewhere, and as long as it follows OGL and/or CUPL people may pick your brains about it.

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KOTOR 2: Flawed gem kicked in the nuts by publishers.
NWN2: Great!
Alpha Protocol: Blergh
Dungeon Siege III: OK, I guess
Fallout: New Vegas: *drools*: on the floor: Old World Blues: best DLC evah
South Park: "The 89% average rating game"

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It's in the Off-Topic. No sane person goes there. There are yellow dingos and FAWTL there.

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Are we still talking about the game where weapon damage at higher levels is completely irrelevant because 2d4+33 and 2d6+33 is no difference at all?

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Maloo wrote:
The last book before the next edition?

We'll be announcing the next book in the RPG line at Gen Con. (Gasp! Could it really be it a new edition?)

** spoiler omitted **

Pathfinder Next is a great name ;)

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Bottle of Grant's Ale Cask emptied. My body is ready, give me the news.

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Cheapy wrote:

Oh look, gorbacz is active in that thread too.

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

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