That -4 can be gotten rid of by taking two feats: Point Blank Shot and Precise Shot.
Point Blank shot doesn't work that way in the Beginner Box, where rules are changed or simplified to fit the ease of learning. Precise Shot, on the other hand, does exactly what you say.
A Star Wars "wipe," for example. :D
Bearded Ben wrote:
That's from the Knowledge skill's description in the the Core Rulebook.
That's great, but this is the Beginner Box section of the message boards, so you CAN'T assume that people have access to the core rulebook....yet.
It will be hard to turn down.
It will be impossible to turn down (for me).
If you do a Kickstarter for it (which I VERY MUCH hope you do), it'll go from "impossible to turn down" to "you may end up with a mildly creepy nerd stalker munching Doritos and staring at you in the dark as you sleep."
:: munch munch ::
Y'all realize this is the Beginner Box section of the message boards, right?
Thus, there is NO SUCH THING as a thief taking the Shield Proficiency feat since there are no rules for that; there is no Shield Proficiency feat in the Beginner Box. (Other classes gain the use of shields, but not thieves.)
So all this talk of the Shield Proficiency feat is moot until the OP graduates to the Core Rules.
"4. Allowing for Level 6 does not complicate play much for the 5 Beginner Box classes. Their new abilities at Level 6 are merely extensions of their Level 1-5 abilities. The only new complication is that fighters and barbarians get a second attack since their Base Attack Bonus is now +6/+1."
This may be heresy, but why not make it easy and say at Level 6, you get BAB +6? The point of the BB is to keep things streamlined and simple.
Those who 'graduate' to the Core Rulebook shouldn't have much trouble adapting to the +6/+1 idea.
I received a confirmation email (on August 06) that the above order had been shipped, along with a handy-dandy tracking number. However, every time I try to get tracking info the following message appears at the UPS site:
"Results for 14580PZO00000453408
Tracking information for this piece is unavailable at this time. Tracking may take 24-48 hours after your mail piece has shipped. Please check back at a later time for additional information.
If tracking is unavailable after 3 days, please contact your shipper."
Seeing as how it's been over 3 days, I'm contacting you. :)
Do you have any better or more accurate shipping info?
Hi, helpful Customer Service folks.
Could you remove the Moonscar module (and cancel the associated Module subscription) from Order # 2146201?
I'll re-purchase the PF Module subscription in a week or two.
Thank you, and please tell your supervisors that the customers think you're amazing...and deserve raises for all the exceptional work you do!
An impossibly long time, as the Beginner box only goes up to 5th level.
I'd like to cancel my Pathfinder Campaign Setting subscription, as I don't need the Paths of Prestige book. (Unless there's a way to remove just the book without impacting my subscription...?)
I'll re-subscribe once August's subscription cycle passes.
Thank you for all your help!
I'd like to remove the Player Character Folio ONLY from this order.
I realize you'll need to cancel my Pathfinder RPG subscription, and that's fine--I'll resubscribe in a week or two.
Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions!
Thank you kindly,
I have to agree with you. Spread the Barakus love!
Thank you, everyone! Looks great, and please feel free to ship the books to me when they're ready! ;)
I'll re-subscribe next week, so all will be well in that regard, too. :)
Cheers, and my gratitude for the assistance!
I can simply re-enable it next month, yes?
If so, please go ahead and cancel. Otherwise leave it and I'll retain the subscription.
Could you remove the following item from my pending order?
1 x Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Skull & Shackles Poster Map Folio Print Edition (preorder) @ 19.99 = $19.99
If this is a problem or you need to contact me, please feel free to do so.
Agreed--that would be a nifty 'setting within a setting'.
Agreed 125%. It's definitely one of the better purchases I've made for Pathfinder.
I believe 0one Games has a number of beginner box module, using some creative thinking to get past the fact that they can't reference the beginner's box.
Unless they've released the adventures when I wasn't paying attention, they've only got 1 out.
(To be honest) I wasn't impressed....not that it was bad, per se, just not my thing I guess.
Also, that sword they found in the cave has started to whisper to your fighter in his sleep. It keeps talking about its 'sacred mission', and sometimes when he holds it, his mind gets foggy, almost like there's someone else in there with him.
Ooooh, baby. Daddy likes. +2,000 XP for you.
The only complication I have is that I was going to do a continuing adventure with the dragon at first, but with it dead I have to think of something else.
I'm not sure why--Blackfang's brother Deathwhisper is certainly not happy, and your group needs to watch out for him!
By "Meat" do you mean a degree of maturity? Or do you just mean overall complexity in encounters and so on? While I myself favor more mature games I understand that many people who use the Beginner Box as a primary source are often GMing for younger players.
I'm thinking specifically about maturity, both in tone and content. While there are a number of people using the BB to start games (with/for/by young adults), there's a fairly ravenous crowd of us who just LIKE the simplicity of the BB rules but want to tell Lovecraftian/Howardian/Moorcockian tales with those rules.
As an example, my cousin--who has never played D&D--is almost 30 years old. I intend to run an adventure for him very soon, using the BB rules because they're so easy to follow. However, there's pretty much no way I'm going to run the Blackfang adventure for him as written. It's too...kid-like...for a 30 year old. A more mature adventure would be preferred.
Sadly, I just. Plain. Suck. ...at writing my own adventures.
Here's to hoping that RotRL anniversary follows the "10$ and g%# d*#n the torpedoes!" pricing scheme of the previous Paizo hardcovers. If it will be so, it's an insta-sale for me, despite having all RotRL parts in print and PDF.
I would be interested in modules that use the BB as reference. Right now I only use homebrew stuff or published modules.
I would also be VERY interested in adventures, but maybe on a slightly more advanced complexity then that presented in the BB. Those adventures were clearly--and understandably--written for young adults. I'd prefer adventures with just a LITTLE more meat on their bones.
This is pretty much the best advice for dealing with all Pathfinder questions. ;)
I agree--nice touch. I think my only thought is, when dealing with mass numbers vs. 2 players (especially young ones), that taking the PCs prisoner is better than immediately jumping to attack them. But that's a minor point.
Sounds like you handled it pretty well!
I, too, want to offer a hearty (and heart-felt) THANK YOU for the amazing avatars you offer.
It's VERY COOL that you provide names/classes/monster types/magazines/books the art was featured in--that's such a GREAT idea!
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
It's all good, my friend, it's all good. It wasn't a criticism (or it wasn't intended as so), and the more I look at the names of the feats the more I think it could be useful.
(I'm likely to break down shortly just so I can use it for the aforementioned wizard. ;) )
Aww, hell, four bucks isn't that bad. ::gets wallet::
Being very blunt, I'm interested in this product (I'll be running a 2nd-level quickie game for just a single player...who wants to play a wizard, no less, so gaining some advantage would be helpful).
However, due to it's limited use, I'd think a slightly lower price point would make it more attractive. Is four bucks going to kill my bank account? No. But four bucks doesn't make me jump up and say, "I'll take it!" either.
Just my two cents (pun intended).
Plus, some of us are trying to fill out the monsters in the 'BB simple' format, too!
(I did Giant Fly, Giant Maggot and Giant Amoeba, and Ed did several other monsters--including scorpions, owlbears and gelatinous cubes--OH MY!)
More monsters are coming, too. ;)
Face it--Ed's blog ROCKS.
I'll probably have the Ninja done tomorrow, or by Thursday at the latest. :)
Ed, seriously, if I could buy you a drink I would.
Your conversions have virtually trebled the use of the BB.
I also LOVE that you're adapting monsters! I'd like to know how you make some of the decisions re: powers/abilities, as there are a number of critters I'd like to convert on my own....but cheers to you for the work you've done so far!!!
Thanks for the ideas and suggestions, everyone!
I picture the automaton as being a mash-up between a walking suit of plate mail and C-3PO (if he was cool, not whiny). Basically, a clockwork warrior that the other elves gifted to my cousin's PC to help bodyguard him in the wild and woolly human nations. (Stats of a human fighter wearing plate mail, but reskinned as a slow, uncommunicative warforged-type thing.)
Now for the (two) hard part(s): committing to an idea, and writing the adventure.
I suck at writing adventures....
I understand what you're saying, but considering he's never played any kind of RPG (I don't think he's even done one on a computer!) I'm not convinced he'll actually know what type of adventure he wants to experience, you know?