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You can rule that the arrows might be sticking out of the person, but only if they are from a crit.

When I'm GMing, you would have to have fairy fire or something on the arrow to to make it visible. Ammo can have the tracer quality that causes it to light up and imbed if it hits, piercing only.

DungeonmasterCal wrote:
AC and To Hit and CMB and CMD. I don't believe there is a need for two systems that do essentially the same thing.

CMB and CMD confuse me. It's not simple and it's not adequately explained in the core rulebook.

112.Quivering Palm Feat: The palm of their hand quivers but won't harm anyone or thing. This is a Trojan Feat that occupies a feat slot but has no benefit. It cannot be replaced with a useful feat till a level divisible by 4. You cannot have the best, monk, class ability as a feat so go go suck a lemon munchkin. :p

Glitterdust says it outlines invisible creatures. Arrows say no such thing.

You want a cheep way of tracking invisible creatures? Try dumping flour on the floor. Where they stand the flour vanishes. The floor is unaffected.

"My Sacrifice"

Hello my friend, we meet again
It's been awhile, where should we begin?
Feels like forever
Within my heart are memories
Of perfect love that you gave to me
Oh, I remember

When you are with me, I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

We've seen our share of ups and downs
Oh how quickly life can turn around
In an instant
It feels so good to reunite
Within yourself and within your mind
Let's find peace there

When you are with me, I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

When you are with me I'm free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
Cause when you are with me I am free
I'm careless, I believe
Above all the others we'll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice, My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

My sacrifice.

A lot of this is good, if sometimes confusing, but all versions of fighter need a tourniquet on the skill point Intelligence "bonus".

If the Int "bonus" is negative, it should not effect the number of available skill points.

While I think fighter skills should start at the fighter level, then extra skill points can be added, that might fall into the my idea of a fighter category.

Feats(or bonus handouts for good character design)

Critical thinking: You only believe what makes sense.
Benefit: You use your Intelligence bonus for Will saves, not Wisdom.

Force of personality: You only believe what you tell yourself. Why should you take suggestions from anyone less good looking than you?
Benefit: You use your Charisma bonus for will saves, not Wisdom.

No time to think: Don't think, fight.
Benefit: If in combat, all things requiring will saves are put off till combat ends.
Drawback: May smash your head into a wall doing strength bonus damage to both. "Well it could have been an illusionary wall."

So Chaotic Good and Lawful Evil don't exist. 4th edition stole that from Warhammer.

In Wonderland they keep the queen of hearts around just to show how evil lawfulness is. :p

If I'm wrong about Warhammer, site me an example.

The Elephant in the room:
Maybe if you let them cast the shield spell on others they would stop calling you a hypocrite?

The point I was trying to make was, combat oriented personal spells are encouraging this divisive behavior. If most magic users could make potions of shield, they would make them and probably give them to the other characters for some future consideration. A potion of shield would only work if the character is not wielding an actual shield. Talk to your players and see if some sort of compromise is possible.

Hima Flametinker III wrote:
Drandle Dreng always has us do ________ at odd hours of the day.

Gelatinous Shots

Hima Flametinker III wrote:
One time, at Zarta's gatherings. She had ________ do ________ to ________.

The Stranger

An Intoxicated Unicorn

Hima Flametinker III wrote:
Decemvirate selections are actually just ___________ matches.

Dwarven Doors

Hima Flametinker III wrote:

I ready an action to _________ when ________.


The clock tolls midnight

Cast Haste
Combat Starts

Plant Magic Beans
We find dirt

The Stranger
Billy Joel

Well, we all have a face
That we hide away forever
And we take them out
And show ourselves when everyone has gone
Some are satin, some are steel
Some are silk and some are leather
They're the faces of a stranger
But we'd love to try them on

Well, we all fall in love
But we disregard the danger
Though we share so many secrets
There are some we never tell
Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover
See the stranger in yourself

Don't be afraid to try again
Everyone goes south every now and then
You've done it
Why can't someone else
You should know by now
You've been there yourself

Once I used to believe
I was such a great romancer
Then I came home to a woman
That I could not recognize
When I pressed her for a reason
She refused to even answer
It was then I felt the stranger
Kick me right between the eyes

Well, we all fall in love
But we disregard the danger
Though we share so many secrets
There are some we never tell
Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
Did you ever let your lover
See the stranger in yourself

Don't be afraid to try again
Everyone goes south every now and then
You've done it
Why can't someone else
You should know by now
You've been there yourself

You may never understand
How the stranger is inspired
But he isn't always evil
And he is not always wrong
Though you drown in good intentions
You will never quench the fire
You'll give in to your desire
When the stranger comes along

Wizards with touch combat spells are ironic. They can't wear armor. Low hit points.

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The ________ infestation of Golarion

Goblin Barbarian
Drop Bear
Anime Catgirl
Hardliner Drow
Murder Hobos who embrace the stereotype
H***** cultists
Thin skinned heterosexual elves
Far Right Dwarves

Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:

I'd allow it...

... and then invoke the classic Potion Miscibility Table from First Edition.

Dice - Result
01 - EXPLOSION! Internal damage is 6-60 h.p., those within a 5” radius take 1-10 h.p. if mixed externally, all in a 10’ radius take 4-24 hit points, no save.
02 – 03 - Lethal poison results, and imbiber is dead; if externally mixed, a poison gas cloud of 10’ diameter results, and all within it must save versus poison or die.
04 – 08 - Mild poison which causes nausea and loss of 1 point each of strength and dexterity for 5-20 rounds, no saving throw possible; one potion is cancelled, the other is at half strength and duration. (Use random determination for which is cancelled and which is at half efficacy.)
09 – 15 - Immiscible. Both potions totally destroyed, as one cancelled the other.
16 – 25 - Immiscible. One potion cancelled, but the other remains normal (random selection).
26 – 35 - Immiscible result which causes both potions to be at half normal efficacy when consumed
36 – 90 - Miscible. Potions work normally unless their effects are contradictory, e.g. diminution and growth, which will simply cancel each other.
91 – 99 - Compatible result which causes one potion (randomly determined) to have 150% normal efficacy. (You must determine if both effect and duration are permissible, or if only the duration should be extended.)
00 - DISCOVERY! The admixture of the two potions has caused a special formula which will cause one of the two potions only to function, but its effects will be permanent upon the imbiber. (Note that some harmful side effects could well result from this. . . )

This is it! Thanks.

It does need to be updated to Pathfinder, but pay the feat tax, take enough levels of alchemist, or experience the consequences.

The discovery, would be the most plausible potion, and destruction of the body would end even such a permanent effect. A healing potion can not really be made permanent. More permanent?

Insane KillMaster wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
Name some examples of the ones you think "isn't the real..."
Aside from the Gorgon, I have none that come to mind, but I am sure someone can provide you with an hundred or two.

Someone mentioned a dire Terask they wanted. A stronger spawn of Rovagug. They should start with a nastier base creature. Scorpion, Wolf, Honey Badger, Gator, T-Rex, Ect.

The Chimera, by greek myths had a tale of a snake's upper half, the head of a dragon, and the body of a lion, in some versions.

There needs to be a Deux Ex Machina Inevitable who might have killed Aroden or something. A guardian of fate and destiny with near ultimate power. I have to look at the Primal Inevitable to see if that is it. It might be with some tinkering.

Fromper wrote:
Aroden was actually killed by ______

Game Developers

A Hasbro Lawyer
The chosen avatar of Rovagug
Lazy Storytelling
Yog Sothoth
A cut scene
Critical Fumble
An artifact weapon
The God of all Inevitables
A study groups findings

A buffer or healer makes an excellent NPC party member.
They get their cut of the treasure and XPs by making the leed fighter an unstoppable engine of destruction. I've created an alterationist mage before. By enlarging the barbarian, they increase their cover and the amount of damage the barbarian does.

If, on the other hand, the rouge studying the door feels it's hot, the barbarian might want to mix fire resistance with bears endurance before going in. Once again the buffer can use his best combat buff, be it enlarge, haste, or whatever.

Lets consider the non-magical multi dose potion bottle. A double stoneware vial with a wall and the cork keeping the two potions separated. The user pulls the cork and drinks both as a single action. The twin vial can be washed and reused. You can see the need for the potion miscibility table to be brought back. The difficulty of making such a thing would make it nearly as expensive as the actual magic item. I'm not sure you could just pour the stoneware.

Unless you are an alchemist with the appropriate class ability or took potion glutton, use the latest potion miscibility table. I'm subtlely campaigning to get a Dev to make a new table for Pathfinder.

These mixer bottles could be stoneware with corks and a special metal collar that controls which chamber is selected. Pull off the collar
using the pull tab) and they mix(making this the last use). As a miscellaneous magic item this would be expensive and probably only used this way against the big bosses.

The next Glory Con will include_________.

Template stacking contest
Homebrew monster fashion show
RPG superstar finals
A LARP about a treaty meeting between the 3 kingdoms
Adventure path that includes one clue about Aroden
Charity auction including artwork from Rise of the Runelords
Foam rubber dogslicers
Foam rubber starknives
Gameroom with Pathfinder card games
This game you are playing right now
Filk only karaoke lounge

I'm thinking if you drink more than one magic potable a round without feat or class ability, the potion miscibility table comes into play.

I don't know if it's been updated at all.

The writers of Adventuretime get paid to be CrayCray. :)

A vial of water with a glamour on the bottle can be chugged just like a poison. Is it possible the rules are making it hard to drink 2 potions in a round, but not changing the time it takes to drink a dose of any liquid? You can wear 10 rings but only 2 can be effective magically.

165. The bean grows a huge vine with 3 pods. The first pod to open is filled with 3D6 cute little pig people wearing human hats and clothing.

Ten minutes later the second pod opens to reveal wands that shoot out sparkles. the pigs know the command words to cast irresitable dance, which they will start to use on people, cause they are really orcs with levels in sorcerer.

Ten minutes later the third pod opens and it's full of every good flavor of ice cream. It keeps refilling itself. If any of the ice cream touches the pigs they explode in a burst of confetti.

Goth Guru wrote:

2:Self awareness

While a character poly-morphed into a bunny might make the will save and keep their identity, some animals are just born that way. Also some angels and devils find time on Golorion contaminated them with forbidden thoughts. Some creatures, mostly cats or foxes, are born with complete free will. Some cats will become vegetarians. Some dragons will realize they don't agree with their parents and run away from home.

Such creatures might have neither the alignment or behavior listed in the bestiary. Goblins who read are very rare and probably don't have their own village.

In my Golarion, Ancient aliens aren't automatically bad.
The Coatl are the result of celestials reshaping snakes on a distant planet. They came to Golarion to influence their past. Quetzalcoatl is like an arch angel Coatl, who was limited in his visitation rights by some sort of treaty between the higher and lower outer planar beings. There are rituals to summon him, which are in place in case Yig gets summoned back.

Some monsters go native and have chosen alignments and may make choices non typical for their bestiary listings.

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An invitation to...

A dog eating festival
Goblin fertility rite
Dwarven drinking contest
Hearts and Hooves day
A dying paralel timeline
My nightmare
The suburban jungle
A vampire lord's annual funeral
The Mummy's day parade
The Gnomish Baseball Plain's series.
The 1000th strip Rusty and Co.
+1 Bart Simpson

Lights attract insects.You can round out the encounter with some flying insect swarms. The explosion will alert the target.

For me, a monster with the powers of a god can be called a false god for short.

Not sure how the nature of evil gods affect how fast a character goes from evil to neutral.

162. "Atop the vines is a big wooden bowl of a black, hot, delicios smelling liquid."
"I rolled 15 spot check"
"Well it's Bean Soup."
"But what is it now?"
This Everfull Bowl of Black Bean Soup can be removed and carried with you. Spilling it attracts vermin. To make a secure lid will require craft checks.

Advanced will-o-wisps that toss lightning at them. If they give chase the wisps lead them to an area of dense swamp gas, then set it off!

Undead that do not know they are dead
Androids that do not know they are androids
Machine envy
Humans cosplaying as monsters

I'm not offended. I bought the PDF and will soon download it.

Do I have to preface everything I suggest with "If I was GMing" and then follow with "not RAW and may not be allowed in official Pathfinder Society Play"? Lets just call it RAB or rules as believable.

If the adventure has 4 earrings, one for each element, and one character has 5 ear-piercings in one ear, you had best say "One magic earring per ear cause it's RAB."

I've had spell casters survive because they cast enlarge on the now bigger, baddest fighter in the group. At higher levels I went with haste. Just saying.

I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Then there's this....

This calls for a magnum bottle of milk of amnesia!

Black Cards
(Blank) in the title means (blank)
Trueseeing reveals

White Cards
Chaos gods
Warhammer first edition conversions
Squid headed monsters
Arkam house really owns it
Carnivors with displacement
Floating Eyeballs
Pulp Science Fiction
Computer Game Title
Suggestions welcome
Strike that, reverse it
A Harpy wearing a hat of disguise
A Lamia wearing a mask of humanity
A seven percent solution potion(of morphine)
A succubus wearing an amulet of non detection
Polymorphic sentient rocks
Aunt Grandma
Everybody's Uncle Grandpa
Narlotep's true form
1D6 sanity converted to mythos

I was confused by the title and thought I could add the Wormlord. That is not the case. This should be in conversions.

Even if Warhammer had worm people, I think they were added later.

In future, put your mean restrictions in the title please. Thank you.

Black Card
You awaken from a dream about...

White Cards
Getting lost at school
Getting lost on your way somewhere
Running from bullies who are giants
Rapping Drow
A musical about death
Your past life as a monster
A possible TPK in your near future
Meeting your dead Mom and trying to hug her
A dream, within a dream, within a dream,...
Your dead father who can't seem to answer any questions

I don't really like pages of spell knowledge. Can someone with use magic device use them?

That being said, you can only have 2 magic earrings, unless you are an Ettin. Magic earrings are very rare. Toe rings are non existent and may occupy the foot slot.

I recall a different version...
I'm Popeye the Sailor-Man!
I live in a garbage can!
I turn on the heater
And burn up my bottom,
I'm Popeye the Sailor-Man!

The spell doesn't detect evil intent, so yeah, his alignment would become weaker. Atonement would speed this up. If he dies while still in transition, he would probably wind up in the land of the dead as a prepetitioner. The topic where I go into that is in homebrew in Goth's Freak Show. I'll link it when I have the time.

In the Land of the Dead he would be stalked by reapers of multiple alignments. Some souls or spirits might be willing to train him in a prestige class like reaper or rider.

As for alternate cosmology, they see what they believe. It kind of limits where you can go with plane shift. You would have to believe in the land of hungry ghosts to go there. Someone who believes in it could cast the spell and lead you there.

I take it it bumped into the dock releasing the anchor.

It could be crewed by Deep ones or former slaves who do not know how to steer a ship. In any case they will be waiting for nightfall to sneak ashore. :)

I had to click on where it actually says enter your suggestion. The box below that is an illusion.

It let me log in, then showed me the blank white screen of death.
I'll try again later.
I'll just have to slum it on twitter. :)

The end of a campaign, I'm not saying which, an npc took the hand of you know who to help stop the big bad. Anyway, instead of just killing him it made him a litch and he took up residence in the local church of you know who.

Is the item going to destroy the world, or just the user? An awesome scythe of slay living may create undead on anyone it slays, but some undead might not have access to everything that previously made them invulnerable.

Ask your GM how he or she views things. Is it all black and white or shades of grey? When I GM, part of role playing is not every character makes the same choices. Some evil characters are not simple cowards. Some find that slippery slope and they grab their sled and enjoy the ride. In conventions, there were some PCs that collect curse marks.

On the other hand, what if no one wants that thing? Can't they telekinesis it into the portable hole with the undivided treasure, then bring it to the church and call it a tithe. This is the kind of thing they consider when raising, curing, or just healing someone.

Post signs on roads leading into the city and near likely campgrounds just what spells should not be cast in the city. In other words, don't memorize flame strike, fireball, lightning bolt, or meteor swarm. Charm requires a permit, but hold person or entangle does not.

All cities should be doing this already.

Has anyone suggested reindeer folk? Most of them can't fly. The glowing nose is just that one unique individual. Reindeer are special because both bucks and does have antlers. They can go on all 4's and run really fast. They have hooves so that should give then back some race points for having trouble handling tools and weapons made for humans.

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Fake Frodo should have at least a masterwork dagger. Also a nice, silver ring, on a chain, around his neck.

Fake Gandolf should be an illusionist. At 1st level he can hide the halfling in an illusionary bush and say he "must be invisible"

A half elf ranger could pass for Aragorn. Better yet a cleric(who pretends to make heal checks)

You really should have a dwarf fighter and an elf fighter. The two players who like to argue a lot.

It sounds like you were trying more than everyone else.

It only works for NPCs so you can crosspost it in useless items. :)

They can't be immune, but others can optimise their characters to deal with it. If they are building aroubd a sword of berserking, every one else builds around getting out of range or stopping the rage. Deathwatch on the toughest enemy is also good.

Being afraid or hating one creature is ok as a character trait, but if they chain themselves to a die roll, you are in trouble. That's why I don't tolerate Kender. They are one die roll from causing a TPK.

A paladin that hates undead can make a good "bad cop" in an interrogation. They will let the ghoul go, only if they can find the vampire lord. If the stupid ghoul runs to warn the vampire lord, both just opened themselves up to scrying, and another shot at wiping the entire undead infestation from their God's beautiful world.

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Mithral vial of repeat usage.
These vials with high quality corks work only for alchemists. The level number(1-9) is inlaid on the side. When the extract is mixed in it, it creates an extra dose, once a day. It won't work with mutagens, or bombs, only extracts.

Creation: Must be made by a person with craft metalworking, a person with craft wonderous items, and an alchemist(they can be one person).
GPV 10,000 per level

Notes: For this application make it 3rd spell level so they can't use it yet, even if an alchemist.

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