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Thanks S.K.R. for all the great work!
Also from know on the word "I Spicered you." shall be known hehe.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Well unfortunately the western (meaning U.S. + vasalls and european) print and music industry have some very annoying delusions about taxes and what they should earn, what makes printing here rather expensive.
Perhaps laser 3D printers this year will change some things there.
GM´s should sit down with their players and talk about this.
A GM cooking his own soup there just based on his feelings alone is, well, not something i would do. And i have to say i don´t like it with other GM´s that much. Same is true for houserules actually. Suer the GM spends probably a bit more time, but if you want good players that help you out, by doing their stuff for example and playing good, you have more fun as a GM too.
As said above, some of the most powerful things are in the CRB and APG.
Yeah and in my eyes the chance of failure should always be there, why else roll dice and not just skip the entire thing/combat? i had some other GM´s do that with small combats or when just minor foes were left, didn´t like it one bit. Either you focus on a storytelling aspect or you dice it out with the chance of failure.
Regarding homework, Glitterdust is not an enchantment spell, but conjuration. Charm and suggestion are often played way to powerful and don´t actually do what some people believe them to do. And dominate is a level 5 spell which does what it is supposed to. Other spells on that level from other schools are just on the same power curve.
As far as item go, look at amulett of proof against detection and location, comes at 35000gp. Even a ring of mind shielding costs 8000gp. Or periapt of proof against poison at 27000gp.
That iounstone resonant power is totally out of design and just as obnoxious if you ask me and anyway far too cheap too. And i´m not the only one with that opinion.
You want some people run and write scenarios for you?
In the hands of a Titanmauler, a two handed weapon is treated as one handed with jotungrip. You ad-hoc solution does not solve the question.Something like this will most probably come up in PFS and "table variation" or some people saying they know it are not satisfying. I ask this question because of the language that is used there, which is very similar in a lot of other cases, in this case dervish dance, so you can´t just say something. There are enough other examples where people said it´s not working but it actually is working.
Don´t know where to post this else, but it would be really, really good if stuff like that get´s clarified before or at release, to save a lot of people a lot of headaches and discussions. That way we could alo more often play and enjoy this game^^
Do swashbuckler finesse and slashing finesse work with a titanmauler barbarian second levels jotungrip? I can totally see someone crossclassing there and trying to use a nodachi one-handed.
Also how about improved unarmed strike and hamatulatsu, which let´s you do piercing damage with unarmed attacks.
I guess a lance on a mount, though one-handed then, is out though?
Also it would be really nice and good if some more weapons would see some more backup, so we don´t see a flood of dervish dancing, scimitar wielding swashbucklers. Backup for shortspears would be awesome, or even real spears! And whips!
But expressing ones opinion is a democratic process.
I´ll buy most Paizo books sooner or later and if it´s only to GM for PFS.
Also you are not a designer or somesuch and don´t need to cry anyone else down with sarcasm and other things. That´s called trolling.
Gorbaczs has a point there.BUT colonial sargava is not a colony of victorian era england.
While Numeria and Alkenstar have a set place in the Golarion canon, along with some measures that keep that stuff there, Sargava is very close to the inner sea region and having someone with a plithe helmet and several other things running around there is definitively more than scratching on a certain line from the respective designers.
It´s testing out things, where more might come in the future.
It´s more like there´s a victorian era colonial elephant hunter gunslinger around soon in PFS, which rightly brings people to the barricades. Also that´s a democratic process.
Besides the subtle ongoing steampunbk invasion, i have to say, the difference between a mind buttressing armor as +2 enhancement and sniping as a +2 weapon enhancement is just ridiculous.
Lately it seems some designers cleary prefer special things (classes and races, besides Golarion being human-centric) and give a lot more power and attention to their personal babies.
Finally i decided to start this thread here, since it bothers me for some time already. Lately it got much worse on this site it seems to me.
Language is something always in motion and i am not a native english speaker. Still i try to take care to speak and write good english, typofree and with good and correct grammar.
I would kindly ask other persons to do the same, for several reasons:
- the more often you write or spell something wrong, the more you get used to it. Not a good thing.
Thank you very much and a merry christmas*!
*All you don´t care about this can still have a nice time with friends and family.
All boiled down, what i would like to see with the swashbuckler is:
-stronger on lower levels: finesse on level 1 is already good, but there could be a bit more damage and perhaps a medium fort save. Also in the AC departement it´s kind of more difficult on the low levels i think.
-not as strong on higher levels.
Is it my imagination, or does Swashbuckler Finesse let you use DEX to hit with morningstars and such? And the same when you take the new Slashing Grace feat?
No, only piercing weapons. Slashing Grace adds ONE one-handed slashing weapon.
That´s actually a real bad feat the more i look at it. One weapon really? Not even a weapon group?
Haha Jiggy, that might be a real good idea!
I´m for a clear YES.
My PoV and reasoning::
While Paizo made Golarion human centric, they are still releasing a lot (if not most) books for other races and stuff. Humans are nice, but it gets boring fast in my eyes. They core book race societies should play a bigger role somehow. Let the demons eat up half of the humans and make place for more diversity. Perhaps Syrinx and Strix could use that weakness to enhance their dominion. That would make for awesome stories, even more heroic. More monster empires and societies that actually function and are not just barbaric places or tribes that come to raid like demon hordes, out of some wood or nowhere. Make humans the slaves.
Like many others, i have this wide array of books, which i wouldn´t even call splatbooks, because most of them treat something that is already part of the core and part of the core world. So of course i want to play those.
There are several points to that:
Of course you have the effect that if new races are opened up a lot of people will try them out and take the oportunity, building up a bubble.
Lke i said, there is a clear line on how to open up things and still keep it human centric by giving half humans more human features but also supportung the other core races a bit more.
It´s "a" because that is a global movement actually.
To say it with Ludwig Widgenstein: "The limitations of your language are the limitations of your world".*
*limitation could also be frontier, border, threshould, boundary, limit, edge or periphery, but to me it made the most sense :D
Source: Faiths and Philosophies pg. 11
Your respect for nature is so great that you can form a deep and lasting friendship with an animal.
Prerequisites: Nature Soul, character level 4th, must not have an animal companion or mount that advances as an animal companion.
Benefit: You gain an animal companion as if you were a druid of your character level –3 from the following list: badger, bird, camel, cat (small), dire rat, dog, horse, pony, snake (viper), or wolf. If you later gain an animal companion through another source (such as the Animal domain, divine bond, hunter’s bond, mount, or nature bond class features), the effective druid level granted by this feat stacks with that granted by other sources.
Bolded by me. Please read that section carefully. Druids do have that class feature. And with that feat you gain an animal companion as if you were a druid, which can only mean like that class feature, only at level -3.
There was a real big debate on this.
Mechanically, it wouldn´t be overpowered. Just about the same as humans or others with a bow. I suggested a halfling monk archetype Zen-slinger, using the sling staff.
But, halflings are just not seeing much support or love in PF and that probably won´t change anytime soon. We got that "awesome" other small races for it, like goblins you can´t really play in PFS or Wayang.
Shifty that´s exactly what should not happen and one reason why we have PFS. A player should be able to play everything legalized by the campaign leadership, independant from individual GMs and other players personal opinion or views.Yes there are some conflicts in lore with Pharasma and perhaps others.
But that can make some fun for roleplaying and if it goes beyond, it is clearly disruptive behaviour.
Imagine a sorcerer with enchantment bonus, picking up the peacemaker feat and calm emotions. What would happen if i cast that on the paladin and barbarian? Would i do that?
Please go on and play what you want as long as it is campaign legal.
The only legal restriction there is the GM letting you have only one undead "companion" per scenario because of the "one pet" rule. You could still summon additional stuff in combat.
Have the others treat his character like a pretty dump and one dimensional person, teasing him and holding him back, telling him it´s not the time to smite.
He should really get the hint over time.
Not sure why Paladins always attract this kind of players.
Anniversary Core Rule Book.
1. Iron will is good, but you won´t need it so early though.
2. Dervish Dancing is nice and you will do sufficient damage with it. However i think the strenght of Lore Wardens is there control abilities which you should use and in my opinion control goes better with reach. So what is a good finesse reach weapon? The whip. You also have enough feats to roll with it and with an agile whip you will still do enough damage.
3. Additional traits feat could also be interesting for you to get more class skills, a trait bonus on will save or armor expert/defender of the society.
4. Your build suggestions...
5. breath of experience
6. Remember, there are more maneuvers than trip and disarm, like dirty trick, drag, reposition etc. Use those according to situation. Dirty trick blind can be a real killer. You should be able to use your weapon for most.
Hope this helps you a bit.
I was just searching for some paper minis to use with the PFS scenarios.
Then i had this idea.
I´m aware of the fact that there are space issues, so alternatively you could offer them as a download, either in sets or better yet as a very small low price pdf that can be bought with the scenario.
Also you could do a set of recurring monsters and villains.
People who don´t like paper minis don´t need to flame now. After all, a paper mini is better then no mini.
There is something called story telling games which have far less rules and rolls, where you talk a lot or even only.
If you ask me, that is clearly the point where roleplaying is getting in the way, because single characters get too much attention and simple (and often unheroic) tasks take away way too much game time (which is limited in PFS). I don´t want a pure numbers game, but i do think there is a very clear way to make the rolls meet the role. It needs some system knowledge and invested time to read the rules and abilities though. That is why i begun to ask my players, old and new, not only what they want to play, but also how they want to play it.
Maybe for playing down you get an automatic 1/2 xp or 1/4 xp while you get the full gold or at least such that when you gain another level, you are on curve with gold and PP?
It seems some people here which made themselves an important and therefore also respected part of this community because they obviously contribute a lot in one way or the other should sometimes too take a break, step back and breathe through.
I noticed this in some other threads too, the tone often gets very harsh very quick, mostly unneccesarily. Everyone shares this problem of communicating here in written form, where subtones and intentions are not so clear, but only the written word remains.
Some also make rather strong occurances and speak about a "we" often in relation with a "don´t want this or that". Such is very fit to alienate and exclude other people. Surely no good thing.
Also it really can´t be the point to pressure through one´s own view of something called "table variation" to dominance, because this game is after all mostly communication.
As far as i can see it, players and GM´s are the same and in an optimal way one should be able to do both. That is one of the main points for getting a GM credit, because it enables people to keep their own character in range of the group they play with.
So far i´m the only PFS GM here. Being able to GM the same scenario twice perhaps with different groups and get a credit would empower me muh further. Of course i would also love to play new scenarios, but at the moment i´m looking at a very new player base here and i´m the only one buying stuff and also my time is limited. I do enjoy GMing just for GMing, because it´s fun to enable others to have fun and tell a good story.
Against this speaks the fact that there are seasons and Paizo of course wants and needs to sell stuff. Also the campaign moves on.
This discussion has a lot more layers than some persons admitt and there may be people who find themselves in completely different situations. "Judging" those people from afar furthers nothing, but spoils the motto of cooperation.
Weapon Focus Shortbow doesn´t apply to a long bow either, that´s really no argument or indication.
I am pretty sure that the alterante racial traits count for that and the halfling slingstaff is treated as a sling for it, because i had that discussion last year. The answer lies actually in the halfling sling staff description.
There it says it is a sling, so everything for slings is legal for it.
This doesn´t need any official ruling because it´s clearly all in the text, if one bothers to read it. And no, there is nothing for GM´s to judge about it.