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Neongelion wrote:

G'evening James,

The most random thought occurred to me while reading Gilgamesh for a literature class: would it be ridiculous to assume that the Dominion of the Black is aware of Earth? What's stopping them from just taking over the planet? Since Golarion has deities with an active interest in it for various reasons, while Earth's deities can't directly interact with their followers because magic and the supernatural are all but gone on the world itself (my headcanon explanation without stepping on eggshells regarding real life religions).

It's not ridiculous at all to assume the Dominion of the Black isn't aware of Earth. What would stop them is time... the Dominion doesn't have access to faster than light travel, and that combined with their patience and strange way of looking at time (the dominion isn't rushed by it) means that they may be on their way... but they're not here yet!

Anyway... the version of Earth in Golarion canon is NOT the same as real-world Earth. There are plenty of things that real-world Earth can dredge up to defend itself from aliens.

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Lemmy wrote:

1- What are your 3 favorite...

1a- Fey.
1b- Undead.
1c- Dinosaurs.

I believe this was already answered, but I don't remember where I read about it, so I'll just ask you:

2- What god created Dinosaurs?

3- If dinosaurs were ever the predominant life-form in Golarion, what changed that?

4- What's the oldest humanoid race native to Golarion?

1a) Nymph, quickling, redcap.

1b) Ghoul, ghost, vampire

1c) Tyrannosaurus, Deinonychus, Allosaurus

2) Unrevealed as to who, or if even they were created by a deity at all.

3) As in the real world... there are LOTS of theories but no one knows for sure.

4) Also unknown... but troglodytes are among the oldest.

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Paladinosaur wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Hate to put you on the spot like this but I'm really interested in Pathfinder Online and was just interested in your opinion about it and what all you like about it. I believe you've said you've played it before, correct?
I've watched it played a little bit, and played a VERY early version several months ago. I haven't played the current game at all (since it doesn't work on Macs yet). That said... PVP is probably my least favorite way to interact with others in online games. It's not really my cup of tea. I much MUCH prefer games with strong story elements or cooperative play.
James, have you played The Old Republic (the MMO)? What are your toughts about it?

Nope; it wasn't available on Mac when it came out. Is it available now? Not that I really have time to add an MMO to my gaming time...

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xavier c wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
xavier c wrote:
There are people on these fourms that are saying summoned monsters are real. Is this true or not?

They're real but only for the duration of the effect that summons them. When that effect ends, and before the effect begins, they do not exist.

Calling spells, not summoning spells, are the ones who conjure actual unique specific creatures from elsewhere.

Do summoned monsters have a personality? Such as if i summon two Movanic devas. Do the Movanic devas each have there own personality?

As a general rule, I'd say that no, summoned creatures wouldn't. The obvious exception would be the summoner's eidolon, which is a special case in that it stays active a LOT longer.

In the end, it's up to the GM if a summoned creature has a personality, but my preference would be to save that roleplay work for called creatures instead.

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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
James, why does the Dragon Empires Gazetteer list Lingshen as Lawful Neutral, when the nation slaughters all members, including even the children, of any civilization that resists them? Isn't mass slaughter of non-combatants and people who don't have any decision making power in whether to resist very strongly Evil?

Probably. I'd have to look the entry over again to make sure that the flavor text and the alignment match, but it's possible there's a typo and it should be LE, not LN.

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xavier c wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
xavier c wrote:
Can you put the Young Creature Template on angels,Agathions,Archon,Azatas and other outsiders?
You can, but I wouldn't.

Why wouldn't you

Does there appearance change

I'm trying to create messenger angels/celestials like the ones depicted in some of the old oil paintings

I wouldn't because outsiders don't generally go through those types of biologic changes like childhood. Furthermore, I think the young creature template kinda causes more problems than it solves, and when I want to build a younger or smaller version of a creature, it's better to just ignore the template and rebuild the stats entirely from scratch.

If you want to create a new type of angel, you absolutely SHOULD try to build them from scratch, in any event.

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Zhangar wrote:

Based on the pagodas, Karzoug's robe, and other visuals of Xin-Shalast...

1) Did ancient Tian Xia culture influence Thassilonian construction and styles?

2) Did Thassilonian cultre influence Tian Xia construction and styles?

3) Or was this case of parallel development?

1) Nope.

2) Very likely.

3) Nope. It's intentional.

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xavier c wrote:
Can you put the Young Creature Template on angels,Agathions,Archon,Azatas and other outsiders?

You can, but I wouldn't.

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xavier c wrote:
There are people on these fourms that are saying summoned monsters are real. Is this true or not?

They're real but only for the duration of the effect that summons them. When that effect ends, and before the effect begins, they do not exist.

Calling spells, not summoning spells, are the ones who conjure actual unique specific creatures from elsewhere.

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equinoxmaster wrote:
Are there any rogue inevitables? Do inevitables malfunction? How does the inevitable's DR/chaos work as it is mechanical not flesh and blood? Does the chaos make the mechanical underworkings go haywire??

There absoultely are. The way they malfunction or go rogue is varied, and depends on the type of story you want to tell. DR/chaos won't change in this case; it works on account of the supernaturally potent forces of law that suffuse an inevitable, even one that's gone "rogue."

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Celestial Dolphin on Dry Land wrote:
Please... tell me... is it... an evil act... to summon me?

Nope.

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Alayern wrote:

A few questions on alignment:

1. Does being a member of a non neutral alignment mean you must take deliberate action against the opposing alignment?

2. I have heard players explain being "lawful" as having a strict personal code, irreverent to the laws of the land. Is this still legitimate when the character goes on to rob all of the local aristocracy?

3. True Neutral among mortals can either be apathy or a deliberate attempt to balance existence, or at least Golarion. What do denizens of outer neutral planes think of that dichotomy?

4. Are there any plans to make an adventure path focusing on Law V. Chaos instead of Good V. Evil? If not, can you say why?

1) Nope. Alignment does not impact free will at all. Alignment is a RESULT of your actions chosen, not the CAUSE of your actions.

2) That's actually a lot more chaotic than lawful. Lawful can have personal codes, absolutely, but it also respects the law of the land just as much. Chaotic is more about the idea of "self before society" which is what that kind of personal code means to me. ESPECIALLY if you're someone "robbing all the local aristocracy." That's chaotic, EVEN if there's no law against it.

3) Some agree, others think it's narrow-minded and ignorant.

4) Yes. In fact, the upcoming Hell's Rebels is more accurately described as Chaos Vs. Law than Good Vs. Evil.

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Rysky wrote:
Also after passing by the Lovecraft booth one too many times at Dragoncon I think I'd like to check out some of Chaosium's stuff. Any particular products of theirs that you would recommend?

All of them!

HA!

Grab the new 7th edition rules when they're out. My favorite adventure they've published yet is "Beyond the Mountains of Madness," though.

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Rysky wrote:
Hate to put you on the spot like this but I'm really interested in Pathfinder Online and was just interested in your opinion about it and what all you like about it. I believe you've said you've played it before, correct?

I've watched it played a little bit, and played a VERY early version several months ago. I haven't played the current game at all (since it doesn't work on Macs yet). That said... PVP is probably my least favorite way to interact with others in online games. It's not really my cup of tea. I much MUCH prefer games with strong story elements or cooperative play.

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The Gula Path wrote:

Hello James just some questions for a campaign I'm running

1. If a summoner was to become a sentient undead would this affect their eidolon in anyway?

2. Can any undead other then male vampires have children with a humanoid?

3. If a cleric of Urgathoa where to lose their powers what happens to the undead under their control. Would they try and kill the cleric?

4. What is a lamia matriarch life span, is it significantly longer then a humans?

5. What would a bearded devil do with its free time, aside from torture?

1) No.

2) That's up to the GM. It seems like a great way to build some unique story stuff. And the fact that there's been some really interesting stories done with this in other mediums (See the 1st season of American Horror Story for an example of this plot with ghosts), I say yes. But you have to back it up with great writing.

3) Probably.

4) Unrevealed, but likely not MUCH longer than a human lifespan. As a general rule, if we don't say how long something lives and it's not an outsider or construct or undead or fey, you can assume that it lives not much longer or shorter than a human. Easiest way to handle it.

5) I'm not sure many bearded devils HAVE free time. They're too low-ranking in Hell to know what free time is.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

1) Who do Shoanti clerics worship?

2) Ah. Forgot about her, which is a shame cuz she's awesome. Shame on me.

3) I thought fate didn't work on Golarion after Aroden died?

4) I...see?

5) Okay, where would I ask about that?

6) Check out his new webcomic, Awful Hospital: Seriously The Worst Ever. It's nine kinds of freaky!

1) Whoever they want. They're relatively uncommon and generally loners or eccentrics or the like. Desna and Gorum are relatively common choices though.

2) Wasn't a question, so no answer here but snark.

3) Fate is not the same as prophecy. They are VERY different things. Fate=destiny. Prophecy=words written down as a prediction.

4) We may have more info in the future I guess, but the thing is, as an entirely brand new word, bloodrager has no traction yet. Time may or may not provide alternates. (This is one of several reasons why I prefer not to make up words for classes...)

5) You don't need to. Read "Shogun" or check out "The Last Samurai" for two examples of how a non-Asian can become a samurai. There's plenty of ninja movies that do the same. It's a pretty well-established genre trope—the outlander coming in and becoming a samurai or ninja or whatever. In Golarion... we don't assume any limitations to your choices for race and class and all that... they're wide open. If you pick something unusual... that's a great way to start building character history/background.

6) Ok!

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Coridan wrote:
Did Golarion have a dinosaur age millions of years ago? Were there any intelligent species building or doing things back then? Any humanoid dinosaurs or dinosaur spellcasters/religions?

It had something of the sort, yes.

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Ral' Yareth wrote:

James,

I believe the cyber-soldier archetype, from the Technology guide needs some clarification regarding the following ability:

technology guide wrote:


Cybernetic Combat (Ex): At 5th level, a cyber-soldier
gains a +1 bonus on attack rolls with implanted weapons,
cybernetic arms, and melee or thrown weapons wielded
with a cybernetic arm. Weapons wielded with two cybernetic
arms receive double the bonus, except when such weapons
are thrown. This damage bonus increases by 1 for every
4 levels gained. This attack bonus does not stack with the
attack bonus for weapon training. A cyber-soldier gains a
slam attack for each cybernetic arm. These attacks deal 1d6
points of bludgeoning damage for a Medium cyber-soldier
and 1d4 points of bludgeoning damage for a Small cybersoldier.
This ability replaces weapon training 1.

I've bolded certain parts for emphasis.

Does this archetype grants a bonus to attack rolls, damage rolls or both? It feels like the mention to damage bonus is wrong, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Thank you!

Attack and damage both. Similar to how weapon training works, but only when it involves cybertech.

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Justin Franklin wrote:

Was there some sort of event that happened in Casmaron at the same time as the death of Aroden in Avistan and the fall of Lung Wa in Tian Xia?

If so have you revealed what it was?

There probably was. We haven't said much about it yet.

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FormerFiend wrote:

In another thread you confirmed that Lord Varklops is the King Ghidorah homage for Golarion; would he be (one of?) the CR 30 kaiju?

Unrelated; would it be possible for a mythic character with the divine source path ability to become an evangelist/exalted/divine scion/sentinel of themselves?

I'm not gonna say for sure at this point, but yes, Lord Varklops is one of the more powerful of the kaiju.

I suppose, but that weirds me out. It's up to your GM. I wouldn't allow it in my game.

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theheadkase wrote:

Hi James!

Ustalavan, Ustalese, or different?

As in, the Ustalese coast or the Ustalavan coast?

Ustalavic.

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equinoxmaster wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
equinoxmaster wrote:
In golarion are there any books that mention Ihys' name or did his death cause all records of him to dissapear
His name is mentioned here and there... but not often. He's obscure. That happens when you die before mortal history starts.
then who wrote it? how was it translated to common from primal languages (primal celestial, primordial protean, etc.)

An excellent example of a mystery we will eventually address, but not yet. The time is not yet right!

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Hellion is, actually, and technically, not a demigod. It is a quasi deity.

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Kthulhu wrote:
Only Kaiju movies I can think of that have battles between TINY monsters.

Or that have magic urine.

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Lord Gadigan wrote:
Thumbs up to whoever wrote the item entry for the Mind Burner. The little details like the pool of white smoke forming in the weapon's dish before it fires and them beam scattering stray particles that cause those near it to remember scents associated with important memories help turn it into a rather unique, interesting item as opposed to a generic mind-damaging high-tech gun.

I'm pretty sure I put that detail in... but it might have been Nick. Hard to tell where one starts and the other ends.

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equinoxmaster wrote:
In golarion are there any books that mention Ihys' name or did his death cause all records of him to dissapear

His name is mentioned here and there... but not often. He's obscure. That happens when you die before mortal history starts.

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Lemmy wrote:

1- What came first, dragons or dinosaurs?

2- Also, considering characters don't know the game mechanics and given that humans can interbreed with different races, how do humans know when someone is just a different ethnicity of the human race instead of a different race?

e.g.: How did white/black/etc people figure out that black/white/etc people are just humans that look a bit different, not a different race they can interbreed with, like elves and orcs?

3- Are Golarion scholars aware of DNA? How do they define what a "species" is?

4- When speaking in their native tongue, do other races refer to humanoid race as "said-race-oid" races? (e.g.: Do elves refer to humanoids as "elfoids" races? Do dwarfs use the term "dwarfoid"?)

5- Do other races see humans as "divided" since we have such a huge variety of languages, customs and traits when compared to most other humanoid races?

1) Dinosaurs.

2) By being knowledgable. In game, by making a pretty simple Knowledge (local) check.

3) They are not. They define species by other methods, but likely aren't NEARLY as exact about it as we are in print.

4) I suppose they could, but it'd be a weird quirk and not a regional thing. Most would say dwarven or elven. or the like.

5) Not as a whole, but some might.

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equinoxmaster wrote:
who was shelyn's mother? who is sivanah under the seventh veil? will there be a deity article on sivanah in an AP?

Unrevealed, unrevealed, and eventually.

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Kthulhu wrote:

1. Will there be a Mothra-based kaiju?

2. Have you seen the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy?

1) Yes.

2) Yes.

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equinoxmaster wrote:

Will there be something about Ihys in an AP? like there was for Aroden.

Will there be an AP centered around him? Can you please make one?

We'll see, I guess, but I wouldn't get your hopes up TOO much.

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Neongelion wrote:

Hey James,

Lords of Rust came for me via PDF, and surprise surprise, I'm loving it. Just something I wanted to ask for advice:

Iron Gods spoilers

Spoiler:
So I mentioned here a bazillion pages back that one of the players in my game is an Androffan with amnesia who remembers who he is only in the final book, or very near the end of book five. I do plan on doing heavy foreshadowing on who and what he is, however, and what the race that made all that tech was; the haunted ship in Scrapwall is a good start, I think.

They haven't figured it out yet (despite androids looking like humans, the various illustrations in the tech guide looking suspiciously like things humans would make and use), but I think the haunted ship will not only confirm what the race was, but I think they'll figure out very quickly what that particular players "secret past" is (I made the mistake of telling him that his character has a secret past, whoops).

If you were to hide the nature of the aliens who crewed Divinity in your Iron Gods game for that reason (ie clever players putting two and two together and potentially ruining the super awesome twist of one of the characters back stories), how would you reflavor the undead in the haunted ship making them seem alien but at the same time have similar traits to humans? I was thinking just having the two technician skeletons not look like preserved corpses before they're disturbed, but still eerily look like humans; perhaps the group would mistake them for android skeletons.

One more question: was the inclusion of the Xill amongst the Lords of Rust deliberately done to throw off players who would automatically assume it was a kasatha? :P


Spoiler:
The haunted ship is perfect, since there are undead humans in it. Try to keep the back cover of the AP hidden from the players! :P

And if the PCs theorize out that the player was from the ship... let them. Just don't confirm or deny. Players feel good when they figure those things out, even if it takes a long campaign for them to find proof.

And no... Nick put xill in there because he's a tiny bit obsessed with them, and since they're inspired by Alien, it made sense that they'd need to play a role at some point in an AP about things from outer space.

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Oh... trust me, I do want to do something with this. It's not about my motivation. It's simply my lack of time. I'm REALLY heavily involved with Hell's Rebels. Once that's over by year's end... we'll see about Sandpoint.

BUT It really helps to motivate me to hear folks are eager to see it! :-)

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Laric wrote:

James,

I'm curious, were you at all inspired by Night Below when planning the structure of this campaign.

Not directly, no. It was more inspired from stories of Mothman, the Jersey Devil, some other cryptozoological/UFO abduction stuff, and the writings of Clark Ashton Smith, Lovecraft, Blackwood, Chambers, and a few other authors.

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Charrend wrote:
120 year old Half Elf Paladin. He remembers when Cheliax was about the advancement of humanity and worship of Aroden, before his "death". Now he fights diabolism. Very rough concept, sound good so far?

That might be tricky in a few ways, actually. I'd wait for your GM to see the whole AP before going forward. Characters like that are certainly something we'll need to address in the player guide too.

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Kthulhu wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Yup; Lord Varklops is indeed a King Ghidorah homage.
When comes the Mothra-expy? And if you haven't already (although I'd wager you have), you should check out the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy.

Mothra is a little bit Mogaru (the song bit), and a little bit more the moon grub character whose name I can't recall off the top of my head.

And yeah... I own Rebirth of Mothra. WEIRD movies. My favorite scene is the mini kaiju battle in the apartment.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

1) Are all Shoanti shamans of the shaman class? If not, what other classes do they take?

2) Are there shamans who AREN'T from so-called barbaric societies like the Shoanti, Kellids or Mwangi?

3) What makes a child of a god who becomes mythic like in WotR different from someone who isn't mythic who takes the Divine Scion prestige class?

4) A lot of classes have alternative names for what they do. A fighter may call herself a warrior, a knight, a mercenary. A wizard might call himself a mage, a warlock, or a necromancer. What would some alternate names for the bloodrager, which you guys basically created concept and all? What does a bloodrager call himself besides "bloodrager?"

5) Is there a way to justify playing an "Asian" class like the Samurai or Ninja in Avistan in an AP that ISN'T Jade Regent?

6) As a horror fan, what do you think of the work of Jonathan Wojcik, also known as Bogleech, especially his new webcomic, Awful Hospital?

1) Nope. Some are druids or oracles. A few are clerics.

2) Yes. Take our iconic shaman as an example.

3) Fate.

4) Anything a barbarian or sorcerer might call themselves.

5) Yes, absolutely.

6) Haven't read enough of him to have an opinion.

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Rysky wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Nargemn wrote:

I'm updating the Feast of Ravenmoor module to fit into a Rise of the Runelords campaign I'm running, and the PC's will be ending up in the village on their way to Jorgenfist following the attack on Sandpoint.

As I work to update the CR of the encounters to a more appropriate place, I find using templates is very useful, but I was wondering if Ghlaunder or his followers would summon or consort with demons? Primarily I ask to see if I can get away with some fiendish giant mosquitos and stirges and the like. I'm aware he's a CE deity, but does that automatically make him and his faithful likely to utilize demons?

Qlippoth are probably a better bet for Ghlaunder.
Does this mean Ghlaunder predates demons and has more of a rapport with Qlippoth, or something else?

Nope. Just means that aesthetically he syncs up more with qlippoth than he does with demons.

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equinoxmaster wrote:
What domains and subdomains did Ihys grant? what did he look like?

Both unrevealed.

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Secane wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Secane wrote:
6) Do Golarion Deities ever face being challenged by gods from other worlds?
6) Yes.

1) How do such foreign(?) gods pop up in Golarion? Do they send heralds? Avatars? Mortal worshipers teleporting over?

1a) And how to Golarion deities and foreign ones fight it out? Avatar combat? Gods's Chess? Roll d20s?

2) Many of the Golarion gods have homes in the outer planes. Would it be safe to assume that there are gods from other worlds whose homes are on the outer planes too?

For example, would a LG deity of another world likely to be one of Iomedae's neighbors in Heaven?

1) All sorts of ways, depending on the nature of the story we want to tell, but in most cases the methods by which they show up are left mysterious by design.

1a) Since we don't have rules for deities yet... they resolve their conflicts in ways too mysterious for us mortals to comprehend.

2) Yes... or on other outer planes we've not mentioned in the Great Beyond. There are PLENTY of other planes out there beyond the ones we mention.

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Like swarms, troops are best not designed as templates but as unique creatures. That means each troop should be built to adhere to the baseline assumptions of table 1–1, and should be built as a new monster that uses its source creatures as ideas and themes, not as a template.

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I'm 99.99523% sure folks are reading WAY too much into the racial stat mods.

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Zhangar wrote:

It means Brigh's a true god, not a demigod. Edit: Or not? Interesting.

1) Are there any plans to return to Achaekek and give him/her/it a Herald, since Achaekek's been retconned to true deity status?

2) Is Achaekek properly referred to as a he, a she, or an it?

3) Assuming the answer to 1 is along the lines of "unrevealed" or "not at this time," is it fair to assume Achaekek would get another look if you did something that heavily involved Mediogalti Island and/or the Red Mantis Assassins?

Nope. She's still a demigod. She still only grants four domains. It just means that we're relaxing the limitation on what gods have heralds and what ones don't.

1) If and when we do a deity article about Achaekek, he'll get a herald.

2) He. (His title, after all, is "He Who Walks in Blood.")

3) In fact, we likely would NOT do a deity article about Achekek unless we were also doing a big Red Mantis themed AP.

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There were never really plans for this in the first place. It could certainly happen, though. I've run this adventure as a 1st to 10th level campaign for the office folks, and extending it out to a full AP length is certainly doable.

It's not on any schedule yet, though.

Cause I'm a busy guy.

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Auxmaulous wrote:

IDK about that - still don't have artifact examination tables (glitch table is nice though), rampaging (insane) robots and a few other things.

It's still early though.

Well...

Spoiler:
The entire AP plot is kinda about insanity...
.

And I thought about putting in the artifact examination flowcharts for a bit, but decided against it. Those things are fun the first 2 or 3 or 4 times... but they get old quick.

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Grumpus wrote:

Is the intent of spells with the 'curse' descriptor to be beneficial to its targets?

A player of mine wants to combine the new ACG 'curse' spell 'Hex Vulnerability' with his healing hex. It seems to me that this may not be the intent of the spell.

what do you think?

Not the intent of the spell.

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xavier c wrote:

Someone just spoiled that Brigh has a herald(called the Latten Mechanism).

Does this mean the you guys are giving demigods heralds now?

In some cases, yes.... particularly if they're in the category of other gods/goddesses like Brigh. Not so much if they're Demon Lords... but even then... the penultimate Wrath adventure's all about Baphomet getting a herald.

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Secane wrote:

1) Is the first world a plane like heaven or the abyss (aka planes that are a location) Or is it more like a mirror copy of the material plane?

1a) If its more like a mirror copy, does this means that there is a equivalent of outer space in the first world and there are planets, solar bodies, etc that are the first worlds of other planets/etc.

1b) Same question as 1a on the Shadow and Ethereal Plane.

2) How do beings like the outer gods, elder gods and the Dominion of the Black, that exists in the materiel universe and beings from the Great Beyond like the Proteans, demons, angels, devils, Axiomites, etc, view each other?

2a) And if they come into contact how would they respond? Fight? Ignore each other?

3) Do members of the Dominion of the Black have souls? And if so, do they get judged at the Boneyard?

4) Is the Dominion of the Black actually evil Flumphs?

5) Is there anything the Dominion of the Black actually fears? Magical Ponies? Magical Caring Bears? Their Mother-in-Laws? Competing organizations that mass produce whatever the Dominion of the Black is selling, in a china factory like way? (The last is a stereotype)

6) Do Golarion Deities ever face being challenged by gods from other worlds?

7) Are Golarion Deities, especially the older ones like Sarenrae worshiped on other worlds?

8) When races view the gods, do they always see them in the image of their own race?
For example, would a Triaxian see Shelyn as a Triaxian beauty?

9) Do people use the Outer Planes like Axis as a transfer stop to travel from one planet on the material plane to another planet?

10) What would the Mi-go do, if a worldwound appears on their planet.

1) It's its own plane.

1a) It's not a mirror.

1b) It's not a mirror, really. More of a distortion.

2) As competitors and/or enemies.

2a) They fight or try to dominate/control/manipulate the other.

3) They do. All living creatures have souls. All souls are judged in the Boneyard.

4) No. God no. I'm tempted to stop answering questions in this post just as a protest... but I'll keep going anyway.

5) Yes. They fear other things in the Dark Tapestry, such as the Lovecraft elements. They also fear some powerful enemies on various worlds who have risen up against them. They fear Desna.

6) Yes.

7) Yes. The core 20 as that particular unique pantheon is only worshiped in that combination on Golarion though.

8) Usually, yes. Or at the very least, as a member of a race that's native to their realm. (AKA Humans see Calistria as an elf, and elves see Iomedae as a human).

9) They could, via gate spells, but it's more common to use interplanetary teleport, and even MORE common to use things like spaceships or shantaks.

10) They'd shut it down. Whether or not they'd do a better or worse job than the crusaders of Mendev depends on a thousand and one plus factors.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

FormerFiend wrote:
Seannoss wrote:
Do Golarion deities have something like favored animals similar to many Greek gods? Does Sarenrae have an animal associated with her?

Not Jacobs, but I can answer that as I happen to have Inner Sea Gods open at the moment.

Yes they do, and Sarenrae's favored animal is the dove.

HEY! Grr.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

The Minis Maniac wrote:

1)After your unfortunate consumption by black fire and transportation to Pazuzus realm, how are you fairing?

2) How was Pazuzus Realm?
3) Did you get away with Eyes, tongue, and other soft tissue bird pecking areas intact?
4)Now that we have a Pazuzu miniature can you on my behalf pester Erik until we get a gargantuan Dagon miniature?

1) Fine!

2) Noisy.

3) I did. I know the secrets.

4) Between gargantuan Deskari and the upcoming gargantuan shemazian... I think another gargantuan demon anytime soon is unlikely.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Seannoss wrote:
Do Golarion deities have something like favored animals similar to many Greek gods? Does Sarenrae have an animal associated with her?

They absolutely do. They're all listed in the big chart in the back of Inner Sea Gods. Sarenrae's is the dove.

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