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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber. FullStarFullStar Venture-Lieutenant, Germany—Freiburg. 2,318 posts (5,266 including aliases). No reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 9 Pathfinder Society characters. 7 aliases.


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The thing with the gunslinger is that quite often such high damage outputs come from not going by the rules.
OP already said the GM let him have touch attacks beyond the first weapon range increment and probably they also neglected misfire chances etc.

And probably something is amiss with action economy and reloading too.

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Even though u absolutely don´t understand the "i have to see myself and my nation represented on Golarion" (not only from a latinoamerican view, much more on other behalfs), i´m totally looking forward to Arcadia!

I do hope it won´t all be somehow conquered and colonized territory, but rather offers some new and independant cultures! Having indio and other native american influences there would surely be a win-win situation for the game and Golarion!
But, having more alien fantasy things mixed in might also be a good choice. Perhaps even empires and nations that are not human? *gasp*

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Untill Unchained comes out i can recommend this:

Eclipse: The Codex Persona.

Might be a bit older and a lot to read, but i guess it functions good with Pathfinder. There are also lots of comments on this at the Intelligence Check blog and it´s for free.
So much for doing your own classes or costumizing them....

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That might be true^^

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Animal speaker/song healer bard?


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Welcome to discuss and introduce yourselves here.


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Starting on November 1. i´ll run this game.
You can see the anouncement thread o here.
2 spots are still free!
Tier is 5 so far.

All PC´s must be PFS legal!


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kn:x +8; engineering/geography +11; if alien +2 Half-Elf AC 13/12/11 hp 20 F +1, R+2, W+3; +2 vs. enchantments Immune sleep Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +2

Ibuki screams in pain as the skeleton tries to tear the flesh from his bones and seems quite injured. He releasers another burst of energy at the skeleton that attacked him and then hides behind a comrade.

Disrupt Undead Touch Attack: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 81d6 ⇒ 4

This character seems blessed by low dice rolls^^ Better not take a lot of direct attack powers....

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 5–9.

For years a Pathfinder team has surveyed Qadira’s Zho Mountains in an attempt to reconcile its twisting valleys with a series of old maps recovered years ago on the Silken Way. When the team disappears soon after reporting a strange illusory effect in a mountain pass, the Society sends the PCS—funded by an unusual benefactor—to uncover whatever is hidden in those peaks and rescue the agents.

Content in “Valley of Veiled Flame” also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Liberty’s Edge and Silver Crusade factions.

Written by Nathan King.

For 4-6 players, all characters need to be legal according to the PFS rules.

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I think bloodline development depends very heavily on what you want to do actually and which bloodline you take.
Depending on that, it might even be worth to take a level in sorcerer.

I´m playing a crossblooded impossible/air sorcerer 1 atm and will advance in arcanist, going into technomancer eventually.
This build is heavily tailored to the Iron God´s AP.
There it should hopefully be very usefull, even i do loose out on two casting levels overall and can take technomancer one level later as normally.
The clue is though, i´ll be advancing impossible bloodline as if i were a sorcerer, levels stacking, which will give me craft wondrous item and a spell focus.
Also i did take the level 1 air ability to change damage spells to electricity. Quite usefull in a robot heavy campaign, just as the arcanist electric lance would be though.
On the first levels i can also daze robot´s pretty fine for free, which is always a good combat contribution.

Things like that make for best builds in my eyes and provide a lot more flavor than just the most maximized damage.

For PFS play, best orient yourself to be able to contribute as much as possible on several fields, having answers for diverse situations and specializing in one or two things.


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kn:x +8; engineering/geography +11; if alien +2 Half-Elf AC 13/12/11 hp 20 F +1, R+2, W+3; +2 vs. enchantments Immune sleep Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +2

Councilor Freddert, i have personal reasons to go searching for Khonnir, as some others here like Bran. Nodding to Bran. I assume Bran and Ibuki know each other and may be friends. I´ll also look into that thing with the flame. Waited long enough for a chance to study it directly. Who knows, perhaps i can make myself a name by relighting it. His expression grows strange, eyes glowing with anticipation, yet still clearly worried about the fate of Khonnir, he rubs his hands together.
Can we go or do we need to wait for you finishing that? Pointing at the papermountain.

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I expect Occult Mysteries to be amazing though, because so many of the people at Paizo love the concept. They've been planning and ruminating on something they love and are excited about, and love is where the real magic comes from.

Fear not, your damning praise will be quickly silenced by all the "ha ha Failzo hates point-based psionics so they're giving us another vancian system where casters rule and martials drool' people ;-)

How good that there are droolbags so nothing get´s spilled on the floor.

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Erik Mona wrote:

On Thursday I conducted a dinner meeting with the design staff and Brandon Hodge, with the topic being Occult Adventures. We discussed the book's overall theme, its general contents, and an overview of the six new classes that will be included in it.

It was one of the most exciting, productive design meetings that I've ever had during my time at Paizo (which started on Day 1).

I learned the following things:

1) Jason Bulmahn, Logan Bonner, and Stephen Radney-MacFarland are fantastic game designers filled with tons of amazing and innovative ideas about where to take the Pathfinder rules system.

2) Mark Seifter is a FANTASTIC addition to the team. He has a fundamental understanding of the Pathfinder rules that makes him invaluable, and his extensive "real world" experience as a 5-star Pathfinder Society judge and frequent player gives him a practical expertise that I think will really aid the design team in general. We are lucky to have him.

3) Brandon Hodge is a 33rd degree occult badass. (I actually already knew this.)

4) So am I. (I knew this, too.)

5) Bulmahn is willing to let me go off on digressive riffs about the seven principles of mankind, Theosophy, reincarnation, the Astral and Ethereal Plane, and auras for about 7 minutes, but after that he starts to make fun of me.

6) Occult Adventures is going to be hugely popular, even among folks who might not think it is their cup of tea at the moment. People are going to love this book.

7) Not only will this book be a fantastic resource for ALL Pathfinder players, but it will show how much "design space" is still left in the Pathfinder rules engine. Some of the mechanical discussions under discussion are tremendously exciting.

I love the Advanced Class Guide, and I'm looking forward to Pathfinder Unchained, but the design of both of those books is predicated on existing character classes. There's a ton of innovative stuff in those books, but it's all predicated on stuff that already exists. This book is going to be full of fresh,...

Well, i had hoped for psychic magig not being vancian, but let´s see what you make out of it. There is enough room left in that system that it could be good.

Occult Adventures sounds very promising. I hope for a strong Cthulluh vibe and a rules mechanism, that finally restricts metagaming and brings a lot more respect and horror to the heroes. This could also be in Pathfinder Unchained though. Yes it would restrict player freedom, but on the other hand it could/would create a better gaming experience very often i guess. Because all that metagaming and attacking everything and cheesepowerplay can get very unatmospherical while it is extremely hard to resist. Oh and if you do something like that, please take care so it can become PFS legal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Now what i really would love to see would be a different magic system for Pathfinder. Something very similar to the one used in Dreamscarred Press Psionics, but only with magic.
Points up to caster level, spells you can augment with more points.
Spells you can make more powerfull or usefull with more points, like sleep for higher CR, mind-affects for undead or others, etc.

THAT would be awesome and give a much more dynamic feel to magic, expressing the power gain in a different way, but also stay in check.

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Kitsune are so much more^^

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Real men do cry.
Because real people do have emotions.

Personaly, if a situation makes me cry, i´ll just do it.
No matter where i am or who can see it.
Because essentially, i´m not ashamed of my emotions.

Would i see anyone cry at my table, i would try to comfort that person if i can. Because other people do deserve our support.
Exceptions there only prove the rule.

Without reading all of the above, i´m not sure why or how crying should be especially related to women. Something like that reeks of a wrong understanding of feminity and masculinity and deep seated emotional problems.

Persons should not be reduced to sex and gender, neither should the discourse be reduced like that.
If you stop seing different gender and start noticing you´re surrounded by different people, which have totally different attributes, among which gender is one of many, things become a lot smoother and easier.

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You got stuff for psionics in Path of War?

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I wonder whether it was slightly misbranded (if that's the term?) as a lot of stuff felt like it was from a campaign companion.

I don´t doubt that the book is awesome, but that player companions feeling like campaign companions is a rising critique.

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Not sure why overly prude people should be a guideline for PF covers.

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What i´m not getting is why males have to look more or less like females in some depictions and be wearing make up. And i don´t mean that comics supposed to show how ridiculous female comic poses often are.

I want to add to that, since the first time i saw that comic, i did the same as many artists. I watched people in my surroundings and on the street, how they pose. There is a difference in women and men, perhaps it is socialized, with some it´s not that big, but it certainly adds to receive the gender of that person, independant from their biological gender. And then of course comics generaly exaggerate, that´s their nature, isn´t it. So this comic agenda seems like a Don Quixotery to me.

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Reminds me of THE typical half-orc backstory^^

Nah, actually my father was human and my mother orcish. She worked as a dominatrix though. *cough*

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The thing is, if you go to an art site and look what´s going on there, you will find out very fast, that Paizo art is already very moderate in many perspectives. It is quite realistic, not sexist (although some still claim so), as far as i can say outfits suit personalities, classes, etc and make sense. Armor and weapons tend to be on the more realistic side too.
Looking at some other stuff, it could be much worse.

I also can´t understand the criticism for the inner sea magic cover because there are three females, but no males on it.
All the Paizo covers i have in mind, none is a real offender and they are fairly even distributed. There are several with no females at all on it.

In my opinion, there are several individuals that are very engaged in gender/feminism/equality topics and search for something everywhere.
I can understand that, because i have similar problems with some other topics i´m researching. But the gender/feminism thing can be totally overdone. It´s like with sexuality. Not everything is something sexual, has sexual connotations or is meant as sexual, yet you can always find someone who takes offense and receives it that way. Often, because individuals are pre-occupied with that topic.
It´s a difficult topic and there are surely a lot of areas where further development is urgently needed. The art and covers here don´t belong to that area in my eyes.

And by the way, most of that "problems" can be rooted down to simple questions of power. So in that sense, what can be witnessed here is partially a fight for power. And, because it is utterly moral free, it can not be supposed, that if there is some change, that change will lead to a better world or more justice and equality.
More likely, one repressive power exchanges another one.

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You´re not really critisizing He-Man there?

Because this and this just looks super awesome and cries fantasy all over like not many other things to me.

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Not to mention that the depiction of ethnic varisians could lead to serious trouble in europe right now and a lot of debates, because what they are supposedly depicted of is something like a supressed and chased away minority that has huge problems.
On the other hand, unfortunately partially because of this, there is also a real world reason for something like the scarni faction.
And none of this is one bit funny.

So before someone complains about how a fictional character in a fantasy game is dressed, there are really other things to be adressed.

And then, i rather have Seoni dress scantily and some others be nude.
Because this is a fantasy game and clichees are ok there, just as the whole varisian theme. I really don´t need real life topics in there and surely no real life concerns. And if so, clothing is really the least one.

Also not sure why people and persons in a fantasy game should wear realistic clothing.

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What can early June expected to be like? 1.? 1. weekend? 1. week?

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So once the creatures make or fail their save, you then determine who, of the failed saves, is affected. Most of the time, the GM makes the saves until the limit is met with those that failed. That is what I have seen done at tables in and out of PFS.

Then those people did it wrong.

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Affected by the spell is the reason a creature has to make a saving throw.

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This theme is just sucked so dry and overdone.
Hopefully Paizo will stay away from this for a very long time and come up with newer, more refreshing and entertaining options^^

Like a book for Kitsune, Nagaji and Wayang.

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Oil of glitterdust is a real nice one.
Might want to buy some myself for the next dungeon party hehehe.

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This gender and fe/male discussions get tiring.

If you don´tknow someone better, treat it like a person and try to behave. You never know their packages and it´s also not your business.
Should work fine.

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How about "revisited" and "unleashed" books about Taldor, Cheliax, Andor and Quadira?
Especially "unleashed" might fit two of those in some ways.

I would prefer more material on other regions though, like Tian Xia.
And not just the whole continent in one thing.
An AP in the kraken run country for example would be super awesome!!!

Also there needs to be the Kitsune Player Companion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jeremy Smith wrote:
Stuff.

Thank you for being awesome and delivering awesome materials to us.

It´s highly appreciated.

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Actually some albums from Dead Can Dance and Lisa Gerrard are a good match too. Especially in dungeons, a bit eerie and mystical at the same time.

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Dreamscarred Press Forum?

You could ask in rules here too, just mark it "psionics".
Or at the Giant in the playground forum.
Beware though, the FAQ on the dreamscarred press forum as well as some posts out there indicate that not all people bother reading the whole thing and therefore have an incomplete understanding about the rules, which leads to errors then. Like with overchanneling or augmenting powers.

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Callous Jack do you have a Deviantart site?
Guess that with some examples like many other artists have could be a good "preview".

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Thanks S.K.R. for all the great work!
I really appreciate and love it. Also your decision seems like big balls, leaving a company like Paizo at a time like this looks a bit strange from europe, but maybe it´s something that is lacking here, attitudewise.
Hope it will be the right decisions and you will bless us with your good work again in the future!

Also from know on the word "I Spicered you." shall be known hehe.

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Wow that´s a real good idea Set!

You could have different Kitsune Clans live all over the world, coming together in a big meeting every now and then and haggling over their claims, weaving great fox magic spells, hiding parts of their fey world and domains from humans right before your eyes.
Like a park in a city could actually house a huge "fox-hole", with some members of that clan in the city council, ruling the lives of humans hehe.

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One should remember, when this spell was designed, there were no hipster personalities around. Today it probably would have to be worded differently.

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James Jacobs wrote:
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James Jacobs wrote:
This post is my favorite thing on the internet right now. Thank you for saying this, Tirisfal.

So, James. As Creative Director is this part of your bailiwick? Do you have an opinion on the matter or an official company line you'd like to share? ;)

(Look at me trying to be on topic again!)

As Creative Director of Paizo, I do NOT feel that the iconics need a redesign at all. I feel quite proud of them, and that we've managed to cover a wide range of styles, personalities, and appearances. Can we improve further? Absolutely. We make new iconics now and then—we've got 10 more coming later this year, in fact.

But I'm not interested in "redesigning" any of the ones we've already got.

From a crunch perspective, some iconics could be a bit better^^

Else i totally agree, as fas as i can tell most iconics and also other characters are shown in an immersive fashion, being clothed realistic from a Golarion point of view and probably their view, what makes the most sense.

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That sounds already great! After Jade Regent we will soon be ready for a new AP and were planning for something post apocalypse desert like, but Kingmaker in the desert could make a good sandbox too.

I´ll spoiler this:

After i read about the rival party in the description of the first mummy´s mask volume and reading the other descriptions, i thought that party could be in service to another competing empire. The mummy and her cult could just be another threat there.

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I live in a country where firearms are illegal. Some persons like hunters and policemen do have firearms, with a lot of restrictions. Nobody is allowed to carry any firearm with her in public, just for fun or protection or anything. I can say my country is really safe and comfortable. Some years ago they even banned bigger knives and a lot of other weapons. Nobody cares, because nobody needs that stuff.

Honestly, the thought of people carrying a gun at a gaming event i am would make me uncomofortable. Even if you are a responsible person, s%%* happens. And there might be other persons not as responsible. In my eyes, firearms should be banned. Globaly. There are much more important things to produce than instruments that only bring death, pain and suffering.

I think Mike made a good call there. The only weapons you need on a PFS event are your gaming dice and a sharp mind.

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