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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules, Tales Subscriber. 953 posts (1,139 including aliases). 29 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 alias.


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If I remember correctly, Mike also worked on some aspect of Rise of the Drow (the prequel adventure, maybe?).


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Sounds fun! Adding to my wish list for a rainy day when I've got a little extra cash burning a hole in my pocket.


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Necroblivion wrote:

@Itchy, that's great! Also, I'll put "MORE Wasted!" down for a possible title... Also, you are correct about alchemy. At this time, I don't have a good option for you. I'm not sure alchemist bombs actually do critical damage.

Does it slow down combat? At first, yes. It takes a few crits for everyone to see how it works, and then you should be golden. It's even faster if you have the app though! It's sort of a trade-off, and one I opted for. You won't do 100+ points of damage on critical hits that would end a major fight. Instead, you'll deal very flavorful effects and you'll get a few more rounds out of your fights (which makes combat more fun).

Ha! MORE Wasted was a joke, but if you use it, I'm printing this forum to prove to my group that it was my idea. :)

No worries! I'll talk over the alchemist bombs question with the two rules gurus in my group and I'll let you know if we work something out. If it works out, you can use it or not! Looks like alchemist's bombs do crit, but only the base 1d6+Int damage is doubled.

Our group it using the critical hits, but not the fumbles. This is mainly because I don't like fumbles. I have always found them un-fun (as have about half my group), but that's my opinion only.

By the by, I noticed in the most recent update that the quick start guide page dropped out. It used to be the second to last page, now it's either gone or moved and I can't find where it moved to.

I was going to print that page out to give to all my players to help speed everything along.


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My group is now officially using this in our Carrion Crown campaign. Funny thing happened last weekend: our fighter fingertipped a creature with no fingers! It didn't matter, though, because the max damage killed the creature (a flaming skull) outright.

I have a question from our alchemist: how do the new crit rules work for an alchemist's bombs? My guess was that they will be coverd in Laying Waste II: MORE Wasted!. Any ideas for my group to fill the interim?


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My copy arrived yesterday. I backed the Kickstarter and it took awhile to get all the add on's done. That's not a complaint, not given how nice this book is. Here's a few things that I really liked:

-In the Prologue adventure and in the main book, every "chunk" of the book is color-coded, so you can flip to the right section pretty quickly.
-In the back of the book all of the statblocks are provided in 3.5 and Pathfinder rules, it adds thickness to the book, but also adds versatility!
-The art is really good! Some of it is what I think of as "cartoony" but it all looks good!

If I think of other things to say about it, I'll come back later!


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Odd. The website ate my post.

I voted


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Currently at $21,000. I want to reach at least $32,000 for the players guide!

aside:
I got my Rise of the Drow books yesterday. I am very glad that I got in early for a hardcover book of this adventure!


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Regarding language: Some people care about swearing others don't. Whether you care or not, language in the Pathfinder Tales seems to be kept to a PG rating. Character do and don't use the following words:

Warning: This is a list of swear words:

I recall reading the following words:damn, ass (and derivatives such as a-hole), hell, bastard, and the s-word.
I do not recall seeing any of the following words in the Pathfinder Tales books: pussy, the f-word, the c-word for female genitalia, or the b-word.

Note: if you think the way I wrote that was childish, it's because the forum edited my post and I thought it was clearer to use the childish references than to have a big list of symbols.


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Disclaimer:This is imperfect rating using an imperfect rating system and is all based upon my imperfect memory. I'm basing these ratings on my impression of the US MPAA rating system. I have written reviews of some of the novels, if I've reviewed a novel, trust the review over my ratings here.

It has been a few years since I read some of these books, but here goes:

-Prince of Wolves: PG-13, edging towards R for violence, gore and a sexual scene (read my review)
-Master of Devils: PG for violence
-Queen of Thorns: PG-13 for violence and sexual references
-King of Chaos: PG-13 edging close to R for violence and disturbing imagery (demons tend to pull things closer to R because they are what they are in Golarion)
-Plague of Shadows: PG for violence and some gruesome deaths (Read my review)
-Stalking the Beast: PG-13 for violence and some gruesome deaths
-The Winter Witch: PG for violence and some disturbing imagery
-The Worldwound Gambit: R for Demons, violence, disturbing imagery, pervasive demonic nastiness and Sexual reference (read my review)
-Blood of the City: PG-13 for violence (reviewed)
-Death's Heretic: PG for violence
-The Redemption Engine: I cannot comment as this is the one Tales novel I have not read yet! O_O
-Song of the Serpent: PG? PG-13? I don't remember this one very well. There's a troll that eats people...
-City of the Fallen Sky: PG for violence and sexual references
-Liar's Blade: PG-13 for violence and disturbing imagery
-Nightglass: R for torture references and disturbing imagery
-Called to Darkness: PG-13 for violence (the book opens with a really violent scene, then calms down to a standard level of fantasy violence)
-Pirate's Honor: PG for piratey violence
-The Wizard's Mask: Umm... PG-13? It has violence in it, I don't think there was any disturbing stuff in this book. I don't remember it well, I read it in the sleep deprived fog of bottlefeeding a new baby at night.
-The Dagger of Trust: PG for fantasy violence. It's about a bunch of bards on an adventure!
-Skinwalkers: R for extreme violence and disturbing imagery including cannibalism
-The Crusader Road: PG for violence

I think that's all of them so far. Really, though, you should read them before your child does. Only you can make the decision of what is and is not appropriate for your child to read. For the most part, I agree with most of the other posters above me. If your child is watching TV they can probably handle any of the PG or PG-13 books on the list.


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As long as everyone is having fun, it doesn't matter. Every group has different expectations and we should be playing to those expections in such a way that EVERYONE has fun.

The first game that I was a GM for, I would make all rolls behind a screen, and I fudged a lot of rolls to prevent player death. Everyone had fun (and most players were still learning the game).

In my current game, my players all have backstories written up, but I tell them to keep a backup character (or character concept) in mind. I do only open rolling (unless there's a check that has to be hidden).

If there's not a good reason for a monster to attack one character over another, I openly roll randomly to see who gets hit (or at least, attacked).

Last night I nearly killed the newest player twice in one combat. Fortunately she had access to her own healing spells, so she came out all right in the end. At least, so far...


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You're welcome!


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Bardess wrote:
Whoo! And now a similar book about animal companions, with a revised version of Monstrous Mount and an Improved Companion feat!

Perhaps these fine folios will fit your fancy:

Animal Archive: Boon Companion on page 18 is essentially the Improved Companion feat.

Inner Sea Combat: Monstrous Mount is on page 14


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We Be Goblins and We Be Goblins, Too.

Pros:
-Both adventure pdf's are FREE!
-They are fun as heck to play.
-You get to play Goblins and actually advance them beyond first level.
-It's a really nice break from standard gameplay

Cons:
-Your group will want to play more Goblin games which could make for more work for you.

When I ran my group through We Be Goblins, I found it odd that a really chatty group just wanted to keep playing. There were very few side conversations. Also, players didn't get upset when they failed skill checks, they laughed about it. Now that I think about it, I think I may take a look at the published adventures out there and see if there is one that could be "reskinned" into a goblin adventure.


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I'm going to make some big assumptions before I answer your question.

First: I'm assuming that you want to print out the individual tables (the useful part of the screen) for use in a GM sceen like the Hammerdog World's Greatest Screen and not the big pretty picture across the front.

To do that:
-Download the GM screen from your My Downloads (located at the top of your window).
-Unzip the file
-Open the folder that you unzipped it into.
-The third file down should be called "PZO1113 Tables (Individual Pages), open that one and print it single sided.

This should print out the meat and potatoes of the GM screen for you. I don't know how you would go about getting any of the other files to print out nicely across four pages.


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For Carrion Crown, Blood of the Moon and The Harrow Handbook could be very useful.

Carrion Crown Spoilers:
In book 3 of Carrion Crown, they players face Werewolves. If any of my players contract Lycanthropy and want to continue playing that character, I am going to simply change them into a skinwalker so that I'm not taking over their character periodically.


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Wow. I need to make my sarcasm clearer.

[sarcasm]Wow, That's a tad... inappropriate![/sarcasm]

Clearer?

[sarcasm]The internet clearly needs to invent a "sarcasm" emoticon just for people like me.[/sarcasm]


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Vic Wertz wrote:

We're going to do a very special foldout cover.

Unlike other foldouts, it won't give you two extra full pages—it'll just extend the width of the spine by an eighth of an inch so that we can fit "100" on it.

I heard from a reliable source** that starting with AP 100, they are going to increase the page count so that they can fit the third digit on the spine. This will be the new model for AP's going forward.

**:
A Glabrezu


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Itchy wrote:
Wow, that's... a tad inappropriate!
but.. but... people didn't have stories with SEX Back then!!!

Wait a minute...

O_O:
Not only were there not stories with sex back then, people didn't have sex back then. Sex was invented for the movies in the 20th century. I thought that was common knowledge!

Are you trying to imply that Freya had to engage in carnal relations with the dwarves for that necklace? I thought she just had to lie next to each of them for a night. You all are reading too much into the stories.


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Wow, that's... a tad inappropriate!


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The Goody White figure would make a good female Wizard, Pathfinder agent, Alchemist, or townsfolk.


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Joseph Wilson wrote:

I'm conflicted on it. The new version is more eye-catching, but is also more generic. Whereas, the older style is not as "in-your-face," but it is undeniable LEGENDARY GAMES.

So, while I do like the new version for the broad-appeal aesthetic of it, I think I actually prefer the older version for its unique "brand" quality.

I'm going to echo Joseph Wilson's opinion here. I like seeing the full artwork, but the older version screams "THIS IS A LEGENDARY GAMES PRODUCT!" My vote is to keep the older version of the cover.

As far as seeing the full artwork, Paizo puts the full cover art on the inside back cover in the Campaign Setting line. If you REALLY want to show off the art in an undiluted fashion, you can take a page out of Paizo's books and display that cover art on the inside back cover. Well, not literally.

Digression:
I guess you could literally take the back page out of your Paizo Campaign Setting books, but then the books would be torn. Or are you proposing that you tear the back covers off of the Campaign Setting books in game stores? I think that the store owners would take umbrage at that activity. Ignoring for a moment, the logistics of getting enough torn pages to insert into your products and actually getting those pages glued into your products, you would have to jump through a bunch of hoops to use Paizo's artwork, and why would you use Paizo's artwork anyway? Legendary games gets great original artwork for their products.

I can't believe that Jason Nelson and the rest of the Legendary Games crew is seriously considering stealing artwork like that. I'm ashamed of you!

;)


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Fromper wrote:
Is there some sort of psychic information transfer going on, where Elan is seeing Durkon's memory during the feeding? Could this be how Durkon calls out for help? Will one of the two dwarven songs mentioned in that flashback be the hint Elan needs to figure out what's going on? After all, between his performing talent and bardic knowledge, he might just recognize them, or possibly just want to go look them up to learn new songs.

That is an interesting thought. Andostre makes a good observation.

I found the flashback to be a bit out of place, which means that it is important. I'm guessing that the song about how the Dwarves gave Freya her necklace is the relevant one. I have no idea what the "necklace" is, but I'm sure all will be illuminated in the future.


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According to Liz Courts, there are plans to do paper minis for Carrion Crown. I don't know WHEN those will be in the works. If you don't use paper minis, that news isn't much good to you. I'm hoping that they get started SOON!

I have not heard any plans regarding Wizkids minis for Carrion Crown.


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Not quite a change, but I have asked my players to write down 30 d20 rolls in order and give them to me. While they are in Harrowstone, these are their Skill checks and Saves.

They have an idea of what they rolled, but they are not sure where in the list they are. It adds to the tension in the prison because I simply ask for their modifiers, rather than rolls. When they walked through a cold spot, one of them couldn't figure out why everyone else was getting chilly, then they got hit with the damage! *evil grin*


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Kradlum wrote:
j b 200 wrote:
ok, listing doesn't say that anymore. I was very sad, since I buy every single one of the Pathfinder Tales books for my kindle
Do you read it as a PDF? This is my first Pathfinder fiction as I got it through the Kickstarter. I got the paperback and the download, but I find the PDF is just too small to read on my kindle.

You can use a free program called Calibre to convert the ePub to .MOBI format and read it on your kindle just like all the other books you buy on/through the Kindle.

@John Kretzer:

The Vishov kids are...:
a 13 year old boy and a 16 year old girl.


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I was also wondering where the maps went. I guess I could always pull out the map pack and just take a look at them, but that would require me walking ALL THE WAY down a full flight of stairs into my basement then finding the physical map among 8. It's SO MUCH EASIER if you just get the picture posted on the blog for me. ;) *Sigh* First World Problems.

When James Jacobs mentioned Lovecraft stuff, I automatically assumed that Gugs would be in there. We already know from Called to Darkness that Gugs dwell in Orv. They are shepherds of a sort!

I wonder if I could run a group of players through Emerald Spire, and then have them move (with a new set of related characters) into Fire Mountain Games' Throne of Darkness AP? I'll have to take a look at book 1 again.


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Aaron Bitman wrote:

Thanks, TarSpartan. I had been wondering what was supposed to be so funny about "Pancreas". Now I know.

(Don't get me wrong. I've enjoyed many Weird Al-bums. But "Pancreas" left me scratching my head.)

Al stated on his FAQ that he thinks the funniest body part is the Pancreas. Yes, "Pancreas" is about the function of the pancreas. It is also one of the best songs on the album.

My favorite line from the song is, "My pancreas attracts every other pancreas in the universe with a force proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the distance between them."

Physics!:
The force of Gravity= the Universal Gravitational constant* the product of the masses of the two objects/ the square of the distance between them.


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I'm GM'ing Carrion Crown. We are about halfway through book 1 and I've read the whole AP. I'm not trying to spoil the AP for you, but if you play a bard, don't give up Bardic Knowledge. Knowledge skills (all of them) and Diplomacy are very important in this campaign.


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Color me intrigued.


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For an old school feel without any conversion, you could take a look at Frog God Games' catalog.

Slumbering Tsar is a massive sandboxy dungeon.

Rappan Athuk is all dungeon, all the time (and also quite deadly).

Razor Coast is a giant pirate sandbox.

From old 3.5 stuff: My group had a lot of fun going through Barrow of the Forgotten King, The Sinister Spire and Fortress of the Yuan-Ti, but we did that all under the old 3.5 rules.


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One of my best friends picked it up day 1 and he had a lot of good things to say about it, especially about Word Crimes.

@TarSpartan: Yeah, I've been an Al fan since I heard Even Worse around age 8. I still have the original LP at my parent's house!

I agree that the style Parody's were better on Alpocalypse than the actual song parodies, but I think that is partly because I am not really enjoying the current crop of pop music.


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I love Weird Al! I wasn't too crazy about his last album, Alpocalypse, but Straight out of Lynnwood is phenomenal!

I'm not sure when you were in college, but Weird Al nearly stopped recording back in the 90's. Then around 1993 or 1994 he recorded a song called Smells Like Nirvana and the record company gave him a new record deal based on that song alone. Since then, he's been releasing an album about every other year.


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I am currently reading this book and just got past this chapter. I'm enjoying it quite a bit! I am looking forward to the accompanying web fiction, too.

...

There WILL be web fiction, right?


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Congratulations! I agree, these are beautiful books. Sometimes I pull them out just to flip through and enjoy the artwork!


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Yay! I get the book! Now I want stretch goals! I want to see the hidden stretch goals.


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Thanael wrote:
Got a link for -Light of a Distant Star by Bill Ward ?

Sure! Light of a Distant Star. It's ePub only. If that's no good for you, you can get all 6 chapters as part of the Shattered Star AP, but that will cost you a lot more than just the ePub.

You can find it along with all currently published web fiction and AP fiction under Short Fiction.


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Chuck Wright wrote:
OK. The thing is that people can change their address on the survey until you lock them down. :) So there's no point it waiting until the last moment to send them out. (You just check a box that allows people to update their survey information after they've filled it out when you send out the surveys).

Green Ronin isn't the only company that is following the "wait until ready to ship" to send out Kickstarter Surveys.

I honestly think it's a good idea. Because I recently moved and it took me some time to send out address updates to all the Kickstarters that I have supported but have not been fulfilled yet. When I emailed one of them, the response was essentially, "Thanks for the update, but we haven't sent out the surveys yet." My thought response was, "Huh. That's awesome! At some point I'll get a survey and they will get my most up-to-date address."


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DeathBecomesus wrote:

Greetings

I know many at Paizo enjoy Lovecraft stories
I am told Carrion Crown AP has some Lovecraft themes

My question
Any novels that connect to this Carrion Crown theme?
OR just any novels with "Lovecraft" feel?

OR
Any Pathfinder Novels that take place primarily in Ustalav?

Thanks for any suggestions

Carrion Crown DOES have some Lovecraft themes in it. If you are just looking for more Ustalav, check out:

-Prince of Wolves by Dave Gross - Takes place in Ustalav
-Guilty Blood by F. Wesley Schneider - Takes place in Ustalav
-The Crusader Road by Michael Stackpole - Main characters are Ustalavic (I'm still reading this one)

Novels with Lovecraftian stuff in them? There are currently no novels that scream "Lovecraft!" with mind warping enthusiasm. Also, I will admit that I am not familiar enough with Lovecraft's actual writing to comment as well as I would like on the "feel." However, I have read all the Tales so far, and here's what I have read that has what I would consider Lovecraft elements:

-Called to Darkness by Richard Lee Byers - Journey goes into the Darklands, some Lovecraft creatures are encountered
-Light of a Distant Star by Bill Ward - I can't say why without giving away the whole story. It just feels Lovecraftian in a couple different ways.
-Liar's Blade by Tim Pratt - This is probably the least "Lovecraftian" on the list, but it's a darn good story. People and things get killed by tentacles, one of the characters has some strangeness about them.


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fine_young_misanthrope wrote:
I want me some Aboleths!

Take a look at Called to Darkness


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I love me some Rogue Genius Games products! This sounds like it will fit in nicely with a recently announced upcoming Adventure Path!

No promises, but I will take a look at my gaming budget as see where it will fit in...


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The kickstarter is less than $700 from funding. I'd love to see it pass some stretch goals!

Also, there has been an addition since I last looked at the Kickstarter page on Friday. Now all backers get a module called "Jack and the Beanstalk." I wonder if it will be able to slot into the Giantslayer AP somewhere, similar to Legendary Games' AP Plug-In line? That would be awesome!


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I watched all of Season 1 via streaming over the course of 2 nights. I enjoyed it very much! I found Philip to be the most sympathetic character in Season 1. Once Season 2 is free to stream, I'll watch that one too.


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Let's get those stretch goals! I want those music files! And all the other stuff! Spells! Illustrations! Color! Stories! My name written in the sky! Dice! Games! Screens! Coffee!

Okay, so some of those probably aren't strech goals. I can dream, though! Some of them are, stretch goals, though, and I look forward to seeing us meet them!


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Piccolo wrote:

Hello,

In the aforementioned adventure, xp is rewarded for researching the background of the plot. Each level of DC is awarded experience.

What I want to know is, do I just reward xp for ONE roll, or is it cumulative should they try again to research?

For example, on the 5 Prisoners, you get 100 xp for a dc 15 check, and 200 xp for a dc 20 check. Say the party rolls a 25, does that mean I grant the information in both checks and award 300 xp? Or do they have to roll two separate checks to get all 300 xp?

Second, does the xp go to just one player, the researcher, or does it go to the whole party?

Third, how long does it take to make these checks? I know there's a limited amount of game time the players have before something disastrous happens.

Fourth, what Knowledge should the players be rolling to get all this information? History maybe?

I am currently running this adventure.

First: Carefully reread pages 15-17 of the adventure. It's okay, I'll wait here. Done? Good. I'm putting the rest of this in a Spoiler Tag.

Spoilers:

First: Make sure that the PC's know that they can get bonuses to their research by going to different places for the research. If you are using the trust mechanic, make sure that they have enough trust to get into those libraries.

NOTE: I have been very liberal with giving out trust for stuff outside of what's listed in the adventure. If they do jobs for the townpeople, they earn trust.

XP Question: Like Wraithstrike said, if they get a 24 on their knowledge check (allow Aid Another if they ask for it and the Aiding character has the relevant knowledge skill.) then they get 350XP (200XP for DC 20, 100XP for DC 15, 50XP for DC 10). In my group all XP is split evenly all the time (unless someone does a story related side adventure). Also, note that each of the 5 Prisoners is a separate DC 25 check worth 400 XP. I have asked my players to declare who they are researching before rolling.

TIME: I have been ruling that they can make one check a day (8 hours of work).

WHAT KNOWLEDGE SKILL?: This should have been covered by rereading pages 15-17. Each area of research can be researched using either of two knowldege skills. For instance: Harrowstone can be researched using Knowledge (history) or Knowledge (local). Regarding Aid Another: For my group, When researching Harrowstone: I will allow someone with ranks in Knowledge (history) to Aid Another even if the character doing the main check is using her Knowledge (local) skill for the check.

I hope I covered all your questions. I have flagged the thread to be moved over to the Carrion Crown AP discussion forum.


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@AaW: I just reread my post and my tone makes it sound like I have a bee in my bonnet. :( I don't, though. Communication has been very good on the RotD Kickstarter. I know WHY I don't have my copy yet, and I am patient.

My statement about not getting my hardcover copy yet was meant to contrast the fact that I'm pledging for a Snow White hardcover on faith in the quality.

I've only been mildly disappointed in one hardcover gaming product I have bought.Even with that one, the contents were so amazing that I overlook the fact that the cover is less durable than my old college textbooks (some of which I still have and even still read!).

@EZG: Although I love living in the US, I think it would be awesome to be stationed in Germany, so that I could game with you and provide a "within the US" mailing address for the Kickstarters you support.


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My players just entered Harrowstone, they have not encountered any of the key players in it yet. I'm excited to see how everything runs. The party is, shall we say, less than optimal for this type of adventure (Fighter, Monk, Alchemist, Inquisitor/Gunslinger).


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$6000 away from funding in less than 24 hours. This may not fund in 24 hours, but it looks like it will fund before the end of the weekend (if not before the weekend)!

I haven't received my Rise of the Drow Hardcover yet. I pledged at a level to get everything I want (including add ons). I'm taking it on the faith that the Hardcover will be quality! I know that the Kickstarter hasn't reached all the add ons yet, but now I don't have to change my pledge later.


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I think I'm backer number 15. I'm not sure. The numbers are going up fast! Either way, I'm an early bird!


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Technotrooper wrote:
Sounds great. What time do you anticipate the Kickstarter going live today? Thanks.

Keep your eyes peeled! It goes live at... I don't know, but I'm hoping I can get in on the early supporter rewards!

I am quite excited about this one! I supported Rise of the Drow (which Wow'ed me) and now that I've read EZG's and Meghan Robertson's reviews, I'm planning to support this one.


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Thor's Nuts! What a Pandora's box I opened up there!

Fromper wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Drock11 wrote:
With the quote shenanigans in this thread aside is anybody else starting to like the irony in how Belker is slowly developing into the only sane person in the group, especially when it comes to vampire Durkon?
Yup. He was trying to fake character growth, and now he might walk into real character growth accidentally.

I'd just like to point out that I wrote that just a few hours before the new strip was posted, where Belkar says:

Quote:

People don't just change who they are inside in an instant. It doesn't work like that. It takes time, so you don't even know you're changing.

Until one day, you're just a little bit different than you used to be and you can't even tell what the hell happened.

Definitely a double meaning situation, of Belkar talking about both Durkon and himself at the same time.

I'm not right all the time, but when I am, it seems to usually be about Belkar for some reason.

There's an easy explanation for this: Fromper IS Belkar! DUNH Dunh dunh!

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