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Mike J wrote:

my gaming group is all older (30+)

I don't want to ever be put in a situation where I have to explain to someone what a <insert adult topic> is.

A 30+ person should know what <insert adult topic> are, barring corner cases.

Also, I find it curious when folks have no problems with murdering sentient beings using balls of magical fire and acid, but flip out at the notion of hiring a prostitute.

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pre-nerf Brass Knuckles :P

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PHEW! I was afraid we're going to see a female nipple there and have millions of innocent children at risk, but fortunately, Paizo dodges artfully the bullet once again. :-P

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Every company has its Duke Nukem Forever.

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I always get a laugh out of veteran WFRP players who come back to me with "man, is the Pathfinder world rauchy!" comment. They don't see it as a negative, but are surprised by how often things that go bump in the nearby bush actually turn up as plot elements or NPC/PC modus operandi.

I also enjoy the fact that it encourages players to actually relate to sexuality of their PCs over the course of campaign. But on the other hand it doesn't force anybody into anything, so if you want to play yer asexual dwarven tunnel warrior whose only addiction is booze, fine. :)

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Zoltán Mészáros wrote:

Thank you for the info!

I'm not happy that there are more android, gillman, charau ka etc - likely I will never use these - in the set than tengus, while the other eastern races have 0 presence.

On the other hand, it's nice to see the goblin heroes. :)

It's INNER SEA pawns - eastern races ain't Inner Sea much, apart from tengus.

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But, since it was one of the first pen-n-paper experiences for all those "I've started playing in the 70s" people, it gets rose tinted glasses treatment and is consistently considered the best RPG adventure evah.

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Poland. Regrettably, I was unable to come up with anything for this year's edition due to rather hectic schedule in the recent months, but I shall return some day.

Also: wife-carrying? Really? Nordics, whai u so cr8zy?

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Alaryth wrote:
I would like to repost the question I made before. The Icv2 lists are only USA/ north America, or are they international?

IIRC they're US + Canada only, but this region represents 70-80% of pen'n'paper RPG sales worldwide, and likely even more so as far as D&D is concerned.

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WotR is a guideline ... of how mythic PCs are a different slice of reality apart from any regular and/or mythic challenges. It's not an example of how mythic play should look like, it's an example of how it DOESN'T work IF you try to use the regular CR system.

A proper mythic adventure would require dozens of enormous statblocks in order to present opponents that can hopefully get somewhere close to being a remote threat to a mythic party. It would also require dropping the CR system entirely and stating right away that 3+ tiers mythic PCs are pretty much turbo superheroes who can destroy reality just by looking at it.

I mean, it's not like what I wrote above is impossible, but I believe that somewhere between the issue of statblock space and demand, it's no going to happen.

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Demons can be equally as deceptive, manipulative and corruptive. The fact that poor little mortals think demons are purely RAWR SMASH is one of the greatest victories of demonic psych warfare. Also, infinite resources of the Abyss compared to that tiny Hell.

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Adam B. 135 wrote:

Kidnapping people is not a good act. Pathfinder defines good and evil based on the act, not the mentality behind it.

So if my Paladin kidnaps an evil drow priestess in order to ransom her for 200 children who were about to be sacrificed to demon lords in an unholy rite, did he fail? Man, gaming with you must be difficult :)

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Now, having read it, I think it gives the final adventure of Kingmaker a run for its money. However, given that while Song of Thousand Screams was outstanding, it was barely connected to the rest of AP, so Crystal's adventure wins on the count of being a natural extension of the campaign.

Also, weredinosaurs.

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Crystal Frasier wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
GODDESS CRYSTAL! WE'RE NOT WORTHY! WE'RE NOT PREPARED!
No mortal can ever be truly prepared for cyborg gargoyles and wereraptors. You are forgiven for your weakness.

Fantastic, now I have a mental image of Crystal cosplaying Illidan Stormrage. Double glaives of Azzinoth and all.

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Weredinosaurs. And there I thought White Wolf went all the way with Mokolé. Well played Paizo, well played.

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Paizo should totally print a Dryad who helps the party, protects the local communities, leads wayward children back home safe, fights the evil fey, aids Good druids and rangers an at the same time keeps a harem of charmed oh hi Mikaze ORCS and keeps brutally treating them as sex slaves/cannon fodder AND leave her alignment out of the statblocks because giggles.

The ensuring alignment flame war would be nothing but glorious.

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Insain Dragoon wrote:

I think there is a difference in level between "not nice" and using magic to coerce someone into abandoning their homes to protect a forest on your whims+being your sexual object.

Though in your campaigns you can do whatever you want man.

First, the Bestiary clearly states that dryads are benign and they resort only to killing evil foes. Second, "charmed admirers" might as well be orcs, drow, goblins, bandits or whatever other Evil crap that happened to try and have a go at a dryad's tree. So, if you got charmed, you likely deserved it.

And if your GM is of that type of alignmentary absolutist, I'd consider finding a new one. He'll likely set you up for a "let an orphanage of goblin kids burn down or save them?" situation sooner than later, and we'll have one more fun thread about what alignments truly mean in D&D.

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Good =/= nice.

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GODDESS CRYSTAL! WE'RE NOT WORTHY! WE'RE NOT PREPARED!

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Ross Byers wrote:
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Especially since Paizo was apparently over-worked at the time with Sean's departure, but Jason still had enough time to launch products for Minotaur Games. Unless he decided he simply didn't need sleep and worked round the clock on Paizo and Minotaur products.

Minotaur is Jason's own brand. He works on it on his own time. He's salaried: he doesn't get overtime. Paizo doesn't own his nights and weekends.

Or is your position that if Paizo wants to give him 120 hours a week of work that he's not allowed to do anything for himself?

That and he should post his holiday plans at least 6 months ahead so that True Forum Fans know where his absence from messageboards is justified and warranted.

And honestly, designers should be allowed to ignore the forum only on state and religious holidays. I mean, how hard it is to answer rule questions while climbing or snorkeling? In the global digital age, there's no excuse for such leeway.

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Folks, can we just stop using all those computers? They're basically overpriced calculators, and humanity did just fine without them for ages.

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Anything that makes the 3.5e math easier and/or more accessible gets thumbs up from me.

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Insain Dragoon wrote:
Reminder that this company intentionally witheld the information that errata was even in the works at all for no reason whatsoever while the lead developer took a 2 month unannounced vacation from the forums following Gencon.

What is this I don't even.

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Dragon78 wrote:
Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, and Hobbits...I mean Halflings, there is nothing Tolkienesque about these guys;)

Oh I forgot that Tolkien invented humans, silly bag I am.

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Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:

Second Darkness is the most flawed AP, but it has some awesome potential. I think it would be the one most in need of a makeover.

But if we're not talking about correcting issues, then I'd say Kingmaker. And since this is a complete fantasy, why not make it a big boxed set with a player's guide for Kingdom building and some play-set style punchout cardstock city building materials.

Yep.

And a VHS tape with an animated film! I really wonder why they stopped doing those.

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pickin_grinnin wrote:
Tom Rex wrote:

From the department of expectation management: This book is going to focus HEAVILY on the core races, and not so much on the other races...

...but the bulk of it will be focused on humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, half-elves, half-orcs, and gnomes.
Eh, never mind. The last thing I want is another book about the stereotypical Tolkienesque races.

Golarion's Elves, Gnomes and various Human ethinicities are definitely not stereotypical Tolkienesque.

Dwarves are, but who cares about them anyway?

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Drejk wrote:
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I, for one, welcome a book that will focus on the Core Seven as opposed to the recent streak of Mos Eisley Cantina races.

Gorbacz got married and suddenly he became conservative fantasy traditionalist...

EDIT: Or traditional fantasy conservative?

No, Gorbacz realized that everybody in his 3 PF groups plays the core 7, except that one guy who plays a half-aasimar half-skinwalker furry wolfman wizard with cat eyes, floral breath and a flaming halo in the shape of an infinity symbol floating above his head.

Yes, I need some traditionalist beer drinking rude obnoxious elves for a change.

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I, for one, welcome a book that will focus on the Core Seven as opposed to the recent streak of Mos Eisley Cantina races.

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Selling point: roll a full caster with spells that target Will and Ref saves, giggle at poor martials who spend 5 adventures getting Large/Huge full attacks in their faces. Bonus points if one of these martials is a Monk.

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By definition, every post on a *discussion* forum is made to invite a debate of sorts.

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I value Paizo for innovation, be it bold new themes or new takes on old ones. CotCT, while a very traditionalist story overall, has had more than enough super cool twists and elements in it to make it count. But Giantslayer, which is right around the corner, sounds and feels much less exciting than Hell's Rebels - where it was enough to drop the words "Cheliax, rebellion, infernal contracts, Thrune, masked ball" to get me going. "Fight <INSERT RANDOM GIANT TYPE> at <INSERT RANDOM LOCATION>, repeat 5 times, fight" sounds dull in comparison.

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Shattered Star was a competent AP. Unfortunately for it, 'competent' doesn't cut it if you're sitting on the shelf next to CotCT, Kingmaker, Iron Gods and AoW.

As for Giantslayer, I hope that this obvious attempt to placate the traditionalist crowd by playing on their GDQ nostalgia will backfire in a spectacular manner and lead to Paizo's higher ups greenlighting THE INEVITABLE DISTANT WORLDS SPACESHIPS AND LAZORS AP.

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Wait, isn't God Chaotic Neutral?

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Alex G St-Amand wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Hey there. To give some perspective from the avatar/moderation bot in addition to the reasons above: we get that having an avatar that is more unique or personal would be cool. However, the time we would spend filtering through images to make sure that they don't break our Community Guidelines is probably better spent on cool projects that our team does as their official respective jobs, improvements for our community, and making more avatars for our general pool (hm... I need to get on that one).

Pay someone just for that?

... that and having moderators that do the moderation job on holidays and weekend (less moderation to do when coming back from those)

Hiring somebody to check if uploaded forum avatars aren't ducks (except, not ducks) or obscure artwork from a WotC product which could lead to a C&D letter and to argue with some nutjob who thinks that rejecting his avatar of mutilated corpse of Noam Chomsky violates his First Amendment rights is one of the worst ROI possible, ever.

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A bag, you say...

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JiCi wrote:

I don't know how good the writers are, but... I'd like them to pull off an AP based on a criminal case to solve, like a HUGE one, something that the PCs will not be able to figure out until the last issue.

The PCs get hired by an investigator to solve a criminal case, but as they get the various clues, more atrocities are committed, more lies are woven, more witnesses are found (dead or alive), tracks become blurred and/or split and the grand scheme becomes ever so dire as the case progresses

Yes, in a world where magic is abound and almost nothing can be hidden from it... to a certain extend... that can be difficult to do, but still, an AP that would make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie proud would be great for players who leave their game session with their head scratching and then get totally surprised by who's the real culprit at the end.

Since this is a criminal case, many of the locations would be cities and hideouts, and not abandonned temples. That could lead to PCs having to bust out their social skills and metropolitain flair in order to progress.

How about it?

scrying + divination = end of the AP.

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I blame an alliance of Cyclists, Masons, Mansons and Fascist Jewish Front.

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Magnimar, Kaer Maga, Shadow Absalom.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Now to figure out which of my characters will brave this trail.

The brave ones, duh.

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Rogar Stonebow wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Jeven wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
There should be a general forum rule against starting such threads.
There should be a general rule against complaining about the presence of threads which you are not interested in but other people are.

Let me guess, you're a new one here.

*checks*

Yup. 2013. Fresh kid, new to the block. I can see the acne on your face.

See, I am a grizzled old dog, I fought in a flame war, or two. I took two termp bans on my chest and I watched in glorious joy as people got permabanned because I've managed to trip them over into frenzy.

But I digress.

Hey Old dog. Not everyone begins playing an RPG with an old dog's perspective. People (especially new people) come to forums to learn. If this kind of discussion is too much for your old bones, find a new thread.

About that finding thing ... there's a "search" function on the left, where you can suddenly discover that 99% of these arguments were done to death before. Or you can just necro an old thread to save everybody time :)

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Jeven wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
There should be a general forum rule against starting such threads.
There should be a general rule against complaining about the presence of threads which you are not interested in but other people are.

Let me guess, you're a new one here.

*checks*

Yup. 2013. Fresh kid, new to the block. I can see the acne on your face.

See, I am a grizzled old dog, I fought in a flame war, or two. I took two termp bans on my chest and I watched in glorious joy as people got permabanned because I've managed to trip them over into frenzy.

But I digress.

There have been dozens of these threads already, and they usually end in tears, Paladin questions, Icyshadow and Mikaze going on their usual "always Evil is terribad, let's have some villages of Good orcs who could raise these kids, Paizo why won't you give us any?" tangents, somebody going off in a totally opposite direction (likely just to argue with these two), somebody likening killing goblin babies to whatever is currently happening in Palestine, somebody saying how alignment is a retarded idea to begin with, somebody saying how alignment is good because Gary Was Right, somebody linking his/her 'monster orphanage' thread and somebody asking why the hell is killing children any different from killing adults, then somebody saying that killing children is basically like killing puppies since children aren't really full human beings and then some lone mother walks into the thread and imagines somebody saying that to her IRL and oh dear, is my coffee ready?

"Is killing orc kids evil?" sits right next to "Why some people consider rogues weak", "Caster/Martial disparity - truth or myth?" and "Did my Paladin just fail?" in the Inevitable Mod Lock Material category.

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There should be a general forum rule against starting such threads.

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bugleyman wrote:

Has WotC's crack team of technical experts managed to solve the intractable conundrum of PDFs yet?

*shakes Magic 8-Ball*

** spoiler omitted **

Well, they did, but now the issue is considered by The Board of Directors, who have only recently discovered that the VHS/Betamax war was finally concluded...

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Honestly, the 'fight [x] giants at [y], rinse, repeat x6 except substitute orcs for giants in the first adventure because CR' formula of this AP is perhaps the most uninspired outline of any Paizo AP to date. While I'm sure that individual adventures will have their moments and the authors will do a splendid job, but the outline itself is a far cry from Paizo's usual standard of creativity. And I don't mean stuff like RoW or IG, even RotRL and CotCT, despite being very traditional, were far more exciting to read about than Giantslayer.

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Axial wrote:

1) When I apply the simple class templates to a monster, does it still need to have a high enough ability score to cast certain spells?

2) Does armor spell failure apply as normal? What about natural armor?

Monster Codex page 116 wrote:
Even then,the inevitable weaknesses that come with old age eventually come to the notice of hobgoblins of lower standing, who take the opportunity to usurp their elders' roles. Such coups are generally not violent, but a hobgoblin removed entirely from the sphere of war generally falls ill within a few years and dies long before his body would otherwise give out.

3) No mention of kalech-mar, i.e how Hobgoblins do the whole klingon promotion thing by challenging their superior to a duel. Has that been retconned?

Monster Codex page 128 wrote:
The few metallic-colored kobolds are an exception to this rule. Though no more good-inclined than their fellows, these metallic kobolds are seen as special or marked by some higher power, and often go on to become great chiefs or shamans.
4) That seems to contradict this feat and this trait.

As far as 3) and 4), Monster Codex is setting-neutral, while the stuff you mention is Golarion-specific.

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1. The new design gives a 1000000x better UX on mobile platforms.

2. It's clean, sharp, flat and modern. The previous one was oh so 90s fantasy website, minus sparkling fonts and MIDI of David Arkenstone playing in the background.

3. The bg is actually beige, not white. Beige is sexy.

4. It's still missing CR indexes of Bestiary 2-4 :(

5. But, again, mobile UX. I'm using a tablet to run my games and the last PRD update did marvels for me.

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xavier c wrote:
And there are NOT enough good outsiders compered to large amount of evil outsiders. I mean go add up all of the Asuras,Daemons,Demodands, Demons,Devils,Divs,Kytons,Oni,Qlippoth,Rakshasa. And then add up the good outsiders.

That's because Bestiaries should be mostly about things adventurers kill.

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I got my PDF copy. It's an outstanding book, and it's great that it will be backed up with Hero Lab files. Splendid job, Green Ronin!

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This thread needs more Beckett.

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I think this is the current running thread on this.

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