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Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
A fair amount of them, most likely, but we generally don't nail down creation myth stuff like that in print.
GM 8574 wrote:
There is no actual "timer" to this AP. As much time as you want to pass can pass. If the redemption of Meyanda is something your players are into... then by all means, take the time to play it out! :-)
Lower than you'd think.
That said... if you and the beast are consenting partners, it's not evil. Consent can be gained via speak with animals, or by awakening the animal or otherwise granting the animal the ability to talk and reason and make informed decisions about its situation and relationships.
John Kretzer wrote:
I'm not breaking any rules. I can answer questions with questions.
1) All over; she's one of the core 20 deities. Flipping through Inner Sea World Guide, she's listed as a major religion in Absalom, Galt, Kyonin, Nex, the River Kingdoms, the Shackles, Taldor, and Varisia, so in those locations she'd definitely have major temples.
2) I'm sure this happens in Absalom and in Kyonin, but no examples in print come to mind immediately.
Guy St-Amant wrote:
Why is everyone so curious about bestiality all of a sudden?
As with all polymorph spells, plant shape spells out the exact abilities that are granted when you assume a plant form. The name of this particular ability, "Rot," is not on any of the lists of granted powers for plant shape, and thus you would not gain that ability if you plant shape into a violet fungus. It IS a poison effect, but it does not follow the standard rules for poison, and as such is not grandfathered in by the "poison" ability plant shape grants.
Unless your GM says otherwise, of course!
But Remove Radioactivity isn't ON the Wizard list, at least as listed on the PRD; so, when it says "If the spell chosen isn't one that's normally on his class spell list, he adds it to his class spell list at the level a wizard casts the spell," a Wizard/Technomancer CAN'T add it by the RAW, as there is no level he could normally cast it at.
Ah! I see. Well... it gets added at the level it lives at, which in this case is either 4th level (for remove radioactivity) or 8th level (for the greater version).
Taco Man wrote:
Would it make sense for an oracle to worship a deity with domains unrelated to their powers? For instance, an Oracle of Bones, disgusted by their 'gifts', worshiping a deity of life? An Oracle of War, devoted to a deity of peace, viewing himself as a necessary evil?
It wouldn't make sense, no, but that's a niche that oracles serve well in. Heretics, more or less
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
It's not a plot point, really. Their purpose was basically as security/enforcers. They're one step down on the humanity scale, if you will, from the mannequin robot, which is itself one step down from the android. But yeah; they're basically the bouncers and security force and the beat cops of the ship, built to be human shaped because that makes the most sense for their position and job, but kind of old-fashioned looking as a sort of affectation. Think of it almost as a uniform.
1) A shaman would worship Sarenrae, and her spirits would be Sarenrae themed... like a dove or a mote of sunlight or something like that. An oracle can worship a deity as well, and should pick a mystery that doesn't feel out of place for that deity.
2) Not a lot, but at least a few here and there.
I'd hardly call a Spanish movie a "Hollywood-produced" movie, but fair enough.
1) Previously selected domains should shift as needed to match the new alignment.
2) It would probably cause a schism in their church.
Question: The Technomancer's Technic Spell Mastery can be taken for Remove Radioactivity and its Greater version, the only non-wizard spell on the list. Can a wizard select that spell to use?
Yes. That's the point of the ability, to a certain extent, although it's more awesome for non-wizards, obviously, since they have fewer spells that are already on their list in the book.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
Nope... never got a chance...
xavier c wrote:
When there's consent.
1) Permanently blinding someone with acid to the eyes is not a dirty trick. That's a specific act not really covered by the rules but I would say it's the same as using a sharp stick to poke out someone's eyes. If you need rules for it... use the coup de grace rules and if the victim fails, he's not dead but just blinded. If you use Dirty Trick, it's only temporary, regardless of the weapon you use.
2) If they don't understand the differences between games, then they'll just need to make new characters more often.
3) Haven't played it.
4) Turns out, in the short story, the protagonists aren't high level fantasy characters. Also turns out, forcing PCs in Pathfinder to fight monsters that they can't kill and will destroy them with ease isn't fun. If it bothers you that monsters in a Lovecraft story don't interact with the story the same way when they appear in Pathfinder, then rename them in Pathfinder to remove any connotations. Call the colour out of space something like a "hue stealer" or a "vaporgaunt" or whatever instead.
5) Not to me (since I was the designer for that creature in the first place), but feel free to make that change if you wish in your games.
6) Because the spells that would conjure them are and should be different spells entirely. Just because we haven't published those spells yet doesn't mean they don't exist.
7) No offense taken.
8) Yes. I loved Shadow of the Comet, was very disappointed by Prisoner of Ice, and felt Dark Corners was superior to both in every possible way.
9) I think he can pull it off, as long as he gets actors and writers to do the thing justice.
1) History and current events are full of examples. I'm kind of a pessimist when it comes to my opinion on people as a society, though. Individually, I think most humans are good people but when they form groups... mob-mentality and the manipulations of a powerful few tend to be bad. In my opinion.
2) In the real world, who can say? On earth in the game, they never actually left... they're just not worshiped much.
3) They are servitors and/or rivals and/or allies.
4) Level has nothing to do with that fast track. Fate and destiny do, as does the presence of certain artifacts or conditions at the time of death. Often those go hand in hand with being high level, though.
6) What's horrific to one person isn't to another. There are also shades of horror. No one said Cthulhu is supposed to be more or less horrific than having your soul tormented forever in hell or the like. Which is worse is up to the individual to decide.
7) It's a lot more than a "jumped-up cannibalism spirit" for one thing... that's why it's so smart and wise and charismatic. It's beyond humanity in a lot of ways as far as brainpower and intellect is concerned. It's not our fault that the only way we inferior mortal beings can begin to understand it is merely as a thing that makes us eat each other. That's like an ant not understanding a scientist talking about calculus and thinking that the scientist is ridiculous. It's not the scientist's fault the ant lacks the brainpower to understand more intelligent creatures.
8) Because nymphs are manifestations of femininity, just as satyrs are manifestations of masculinity.
Depends on the nature of the sacrifice. It could just go on to the final resting place as per normal... or if it's a particularly vile sacrifice with certain types of power, it might be sent on to be tormented or abused or otherwise consumed or perverted or destroyed. In this way, sacrifice causes disruptions to the flow of souls similarly to how undead or trap the soul or other things do.
As for animals, they'd likely just go on to the outer planes as per normal if sacrificed.
Summon monsters don't actauly summon existing real creatures from other planes; they create temporary versions that exist only as long as the spell duration lasts; that's the difference between a summon spell and a calling spell.
xavier c wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
It started at non-consensual gore-laced bestiality and got a lot worse from there.
I know quite a lot about Lovecraft's history and opinions and politics, and as such my opinion of him is informed by my knowledge of his opinion of Hitler. And remember... he did not live long enough to see Hitler become notorious for what he did in WWII... and there is already plenty of evidence in Lovecraft's letters to indicate that as he grew older, he was indeed starting to become more moderate in his views and racisim and less of an admirer of Hitler. The holocaust itself was still in the future on the day Lovecraft died, in any event. How the aftermath of WWII and everything else would or could of changed his world views is unknown, and although I could discuss those theoreticals for hours... this isn't the thread to do that.
Put another way... Lovecraft is my favorite author, not my favorite historical figure or my favorite politician or even my favorite person. (Those three positions are currently occupied by Hypatia.)
xavier c wrote:
Depends on the laws of the land or the church. In most cases, yes.
Yes. I'm eager to see it.
I played Dark Corners, yes. And no, I think that the FBI was the real organization behind those NPCs, since that game is HEAVILY based on "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and the Chaosium adventure "Escape from Innsmouth." In which the g-men were FBI.
Because Lovecraft was a cat person, not a dog person?
Haldelar Baxter wrote:
Make them still require the components. Easiest solution that still preserves game balance and preserves the rules as intended.
Curious to your thoughts on this.
I admire Lovecraft for a LOT of reasons. Racism is not one of those reasons.
I admire Joshi for a LOT of reasons. His ego is not one of those reasons.
There's room in the world for admirers of Lovecraft AND Butler, and room for busts of both of them.
In my opinion, Lovecraft is a better and more influential and more important writer than Butler, and as such, it makes more sense that his bust would be one that would symbolize an award to me. It's not a "Diversity" award or a "Forward Thinking" award or an "Admirable Personality" award, and therefore if it's to be replaced, it should be replaced by someone else who equals or exceeds Lovecraft's influence on "World Fantasy." In my opinion, that is not Butler. But then again, in my opinion, that replacement doesn't exist.
James how would Sarenrae/Iomedae/Shelyn/Asmodeus/Norgorber/Abadar/Irori/Urgathoa/Zon-Kuthon react if a mortal showed up in they're realm requesting an audience?
That depends on the deity, the mortal, the request, and too many more variables to summarize. This is the type of thing that needs to be custom built as an encounter to serve whatever story purpose is desired.
That artwork did indeed influence Imrijka's character design.
xavier c wrote:
All the same for ALL religions. From donations, tithes, and taking in money from adventurers and others who pay for spellcasting or buy magic items.
Justin Franklin wrote:
Lamashtu is the Demon Queen. That's one of her titles, along with Mother of Monsters and a few others.
Robert Brookes wrote:
THere's an Aroden article, written by Erik. It is not one of the 2 deity articles; it's format will likely be different.
We already did Asmodeus.
The two deity articles have not, to my knowledge, been revealed for Hell's Rebels.
Uncle Teddy wrote:
I believe that would be me... I've certainly wanted to put the hodag into the game for a long time, but more as a scholar of cryptozoology and monsters than as a native of the hodag's stomping grounds.
I say "I believe that would be me" because it's tough to keep track at Paizo of who's ideas were what, since a lot of ideas get tossed about, and since a lot of us have very similar tastes (for the hodag, it came from either myself, Wes, Adam, or Erik... but I'm 98% sure it was from me...).
The knowledge that it's a
Spoiler:doesn't really spoil anything of significance in Iron Gods' plot really. That discovery is more or less well known in Numeria, where a lot of people have seen ...
technological items, like armor or weapons, or the shape of furniture or halls or the like in various ruins, that more or less blatantly suggest if not obviously prove that the people who ran the ship were human... or at the very least, human shaped.
I'll have a little bit more to talk about Androffa in the last Iron Gods, but until then, these questions will need to remain unanswered.
I can say this though...
Androffa as it existed when Divinity launched well over 9,000 years ago is NOT the same as Androffa as it currently exists today opposite modern Golarion.
Hardness does not turn a creature into an object when a creature has hardness.
As a result, energy damage and ranged damage and ALL damage treats a creature with hardness as a creature, not an object. Energy attacks and ranged attacks are not halved when they damage a creature with hardness.
ONLY OBJECTS halve energy damage and ranged attacks... and that's a quality of an object being an object, not hardness. An object without hardness doesn't lose the ability to halve damage from energy and ranged attacks, by the way. This quality is entirely separate from hardness (and that's why it and hardness are detailed in entirely separate paragraphs on pages 173–174 of the core rulebook).
Marcus Robert Hosler wrote:
I just notice that the "Extra martial flexibility" feat can only be taken once. Is this intentional? What's the chance of an extra use feat coming out for this ability that I could pick multiple times? Cause honestly, I'd rather it add 1-2 more uses than 3 and only be taken once.
I have to believe it's intentional, but you'd need to ask that question on the rules forums to be sure. That kind of flexibility is really the brawler's thing... if you want it more than once, take brawler levels.
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
1) They're black with red fiery stripes down the back. We illustrated one in Rise of the Runelords along with its goblin buddy.
2) He's got an "Ask Rob" thread around here somewhere, or you could just post it as its own question, or email him, or PM him... but he's in Hawaii for another week or so.
4) Perhaps. More likely she'd just try to turn you into an enslaved minion or just kill you.
5) Whatever their stat mods edge them towards.
6) Practice with fighting.
Taco Man wrote:
How are the odds of the Kasatha getting some nice First-Party love in the future? Some Favored Class options, Racial Feats, n' maybe a Racial Archetype or two relating to their dexterity and extra arm-manship? https://warosu.org/data/tg/img/0337/63/1406714239469.png
People of the Stars has a little bit for them, but beyond that, not much planned.
List formats if you have more than one question are preferred, but I'll answer both formats.
3) Asmodeus and Lamashtu are the only of the core 20 that have links to Earth.
4) As a general rule, yes, they're more powerful, but not always and not everywhere. We also specifically don't quantify power with deities other than showing some to grant 5 domains and some to only grant 4.