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Pathfinder Society Member. 231 posts. 5 reviews. 1 list. 3 wishlists.


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Cheliax

Oceanshieldwolf wrote:

Thanks Wolfgang/Marc. Feeling a little sheepish but that's ok! ;)

In other news, I have artists and cartographer on board, plus some cartography of my own to do...

Editing continues...

I really didn't think I had the talent for mapping. Then OSW, you gave me encouragement to try. Thanks so much! You have one of my maps for my advenuter in Yggdrasil. I hope you find it useful. :^ )

Cheliax

Let me just say something about the art in this dreamboat: its the best ever from Kobold Press. No exaggeration. I see some new artists: very good. And all the work is first rate. As has been stated above the layout is first class. I even like the feel of the pages: not glossy but sturdy. This product is German engineering plus American ingenuity at its best! :^ )

Which brings up a question: who did the printing and where?

Marc & Wolfgang, how do you feel about the quality of the binding on this one?

Cheliax

Brandon Hodge wrote:
doc the grey wrote:
Does this add to or expand upon the vril technology laid out in sunken empires?
Doc, Deep Magic adds to the vril of Sunken Empires in a BIG way. Rather than focusing on items, however, it turns the lens to the wielders and channelers of vril, with several archetypes, feats, bloodlines, and a host of accompanying spells that allow casters to transmute the arcane energy of 'modern' spells into the raw, primordial force known as vril. Assuming everything made it in (waiting on my copy, too!), then there's also a sidebar addressing how vril wielders can recharge the vril batteries and items from Sunken Empires.

Well stated Brandon! I'm more excited to read the new vril stuff than anything else. I'm digging the sidebar: casters can recharge a vril battery by chanelling vril into it. Pretty cool! Check out the book for more. I've got a lot of reading to do now and my weekly gaming group is anxious to get the pdf and especially the HERO LAB supplements! :^ )

Cheliax

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Have patience folks! PDFs are coming in May. :^ )

Cheliax

As a ADVENTURER-HEIROPHANT backer in California I received my print copy yesterday (in time for my birthday!). Guys, you are going to love this book! There's more spells in there than in the PF Core Rulebook plus Ultimate Magic COMBINED... and the quality was everything we were hoping for. Best book from Kobold Press since Midgard Campaign Setting. With backer stretch goal goodies coming out in the next several weeks it's like a present in the mail (or email) every week! My compliments to the designers and contributors! :^ )

Cheliax

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Waiting around for a response can be tedious.
Instead, forget about Wayfinder and work on something else. It's the best way to pass the time folks! :^ )

Cheliax

Libations!
*Fosters!*

Appear! O Shaggy One!

Cheliax

Had a great time gaming with you last year Daigle! Desiring to see my freelancer friends again!

Still tentative until trip financing is secured. Stay tuned...

Cheliax

I emailed you my "troll" article a week ago and got no acknowledgment of receipt. Can you please confirm you got it okay?

Cheliax

MUST have a fridge in the room. We were promised one at registration weeks in advance. When we arrived: no fridge. We were then told they "ran out". This made it rather difficult to stock up on supplies which strained our food budget.

Cheliax

I'm pleased to see renewed interest in From Shore to Sea. Be looking for more Sunken Empires inspired adventures and vril magic rules in the near future! :^ )

James Thomas
Official Unelected Chair of S.E.A.S. (Sunken Empires Appreciation Society)

Cheliax

You might check with STAN! Morgan. He did comics for Kobold Quarterly you know.
If he's not too busy he might be able to help out. :^ )

Cheliax

Louis, I've liked your style since I met you at last year's PaizoCon. You will hear from me soon! I work well with others, know my Pathfinder rules and come with a live-in editor.

I will email you my petigree plus links to some of my work. Be checking out Yggdrasil fanzine for my latest adventure release as well. ;^ )

Cheliax

I would like to see (or even help design) an AP in a region with a Meso American or South Asian (India, Old Siam, etc.) theme.
Also, "big tent" APs open to all character types are fine but there comes a time when new flavor requires a narrower focus. Why not have an AP focusing on savage or tribal characters? Or how about one for certain non-human races?

Cheliax

GM_Solspiral wrote:
I'll give this the full treatment in my thread when I have a few moments... Is a mid to high level party in need of a rogue if they have a pair of these?

Looking forward to your review GM_Solspiral! I appreciate your comments and attention to my entry!

I don't consider this item a threat to the role of rogues. They are still valuable allies as Jr. Annalyst pointed out above. Besides you could also use summon monster, summon nature's ally or animate dead to spring traps. Pickled Orc's Feet gives players other options for dealing with dangerous terrain (and not every party has a rogue). Plus the item has other uses too! :^ )

Cheliax

Thanks for the feedback guys!
Regarding this issue:

GM_Solspiral wrote:
Another issue is the logistical issues for GMs who now have to decide on the fly if the trap is going to affect he feet or not (for example a pressure plate triggered arrow trap would prolly miss despite the low level ac of the feet because the crossbow is aimed higher.)

I considered this while designing the item. Not everything has to have a detailed mechanic. I think a GM's description of the outcome would add to the fun! :^ )

Cheliax

Jacob W. Michaels wrote:


Hey James, you've got some good things and bad things here.
...

Thanks very much for your feedback Jacob!

Cheliax

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Please critique my item!

Pickled Orc’s Feet
Aura Faint Necromantic; CL 6th
 Slot --; Price 4,800 gp; Weight 20 lbs.

Description
 Inside a sturdy tin canister filled with pungent liquid floats a pair of greenish orc’s feet. Removing the feet and speaking the command word animates them. They walk or run just like a living orc following the simple verbal commands of the owner. Because the feet tread with the same weight as typical orc (190 lbs.), they can be used to test the safety of treacherous passageways and can trigger traps and tripwires. Pickled Orc’s Feet are AC 12, have 9 hit points and a Dexterity of 10. The feet cannot fight but can carry an attached fine-sized object (such as a candle or small note). If damaged (but not destroyed) the feet can be placed back into their briny canister where they recover lost hit points at the rate of 1 per day.
ConstructionRequirements Craft Wondrous Item, lesser animate dead, craft alchemy; Cost 2,400 gp

Cheliax

Aaron Miller 335 wrote:
I'm surprised that so few have "Pickled Orc's Feet" on their lists, I expected to see it in the top 32. I had a great image of young Drow racing them for fun.

Thank you for enjoying Pickled Orc's Feet Aaron! I will post my item on the feedback board.

Cheliax

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@Oceanshieldwolf - At your service if you need any editing help or other aid. I've got a good eye and my wife is a writing coach. :^)

Cheliax

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Andrew Marlowe wrote:
One that has left me speechless!

If you loved it, it was mine!

If you hated it, it was somebody else's.

Cheliax

All the khul people are getting this!

Cheliax

::pokes out of the ceiling shadows in Devonshire::
Hey Rich, just sign mine "To James, with fondest regards."
::slithers back into the shadows::

Cheliax

Enjoyed the Kickstarter page and the video! How about a sample of the writing?

Cheliax

That reminds me Darkjoy we need to complete our "Pit Project". Let's not leave this half done like an unfinished disection!

Cheliax

Dude! I shoud'a asked you to cover the Kobold Awards! Would you consider doing so next time?

Cheliax

Sounds cool! The adventure theme is almost shocking in its simplicity. I think the community is ready for some classic themes again.

Cheliax

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Far out Justin! I'll have to learn more about Terah...

Cheliax

I've been much anticipating this release by master trap designer Maurice de Mare. I'll be looking for it at PaizoCon next week!

Cheliax

Xot wrote:
I am just now thinking about attending Paizocon 2013, primarily due to financing just becoming possible. Do I have any hope of getting into any PFS games?

Xot if you're coming please let me know! We have to hang out!

I'll be there from July 3rd through the 7th.

Cheliax

Wolfgang Baur wrote:

The blog update is tomorrow, but you heard it here first: Brandon Hodge is going to design a Deep Magic section on "vril magic." This will expand the extremely cool stuff he did for Sunken Empires, including raw vril, power sources, spells, possibly a vril-casting archetype.

Kobold Press is honored to offer a new and original stretch goal from a co-author on Midgard Campaign Setting and the author of Rasputin Must Die!.

Brandon Hodge Designs Deep Magic

This is totally awesome! As the unelected chairman of S.E.A.S.(Sunken Empires Appreciation Society) I have been dreaming of this for some time! Brandon, let me know if you need any support with vril magic design. You know I'm at your service!

Cheliax

Will this be for sale at PaizoCon? I might as well just pick it up there!

Cheliax

Brandon, I wasn't planning to invest in this AP, but I just might have to make an exception in this case. Your work just seems to get better every time! I tremble in your shadow...

Cheliax

MORE stretch goals to come! That makes my investment really worth it!

Cheliax

Yes friends The Kobold Awards: All Kobolds Eve is a special event for friends of Kobold Press!
Its a magical night of music, adulation and fun! By invitation only... more info to come!

Cheliax

Gotta do the Mayhem! I'm down for a PaizoCon game this Summer!!

Cheliax

J. Christopher Harris wrote:

Too much good stuff on the schedule. I have no idea how I'm going to prioritize the very first slot.

The following scenarios all take place in the Midgard Campaign Setting, but the description doesn't mention it:
1. Curse of Mata Api

2. Devil's Food

3. Madman at the Bridge

4. Mayhem on Demon Mountain

5. Sorrow

The remaining two Midgard scenarios do make the setting known.

Just for the record Harris, you would be very welcome at my table for Curse of Mata Api!

Cheliax

I just want to say how brilliant you guys are to make this wonderful offer. I'm seeing some major entrepreneurial savvy here! This is a really great deal!!

Cheliax

The 'Sin' collection doesn't suck. Got a theme for a new adventure or AP? Pick through the corresponding sin theme and find interesting monsters and ideas. The art is also first rate which means you've got killer visuals you can copy and print as handouts for your gamers! James says, "Check it out!"

Cheliax

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Congratulations Jim!

Cheliax

Maurice de Mare wrote:

Wow, I made top 16!

Once again, thanks if you voted for me.

It’s somewhat difficult to explain my surprise at this moment, I actually expected that the wandering judge wouldn’t get me to the top 16; it was my first archetype ever and the competition is very strong.

So, wow again.

Thank you

De Mare has de Right Stuff!

Cheliax

Yes Charlie you caught me with the Arthur vibe. Good job.

Cheliax

As a contributor to this product (Saint Vadim) I was excited to get a look at the art and the layout. But I have to say that I am very impressed with everyone's legends. This is a wonderful compilation. Why? Because of the imaginative quality of the each legend. This is a great example of what collaborative projects can accomplish. I'm so pleased!

Cheliax

Azmyth wrote:

Happy Birthday to a good friend and a great freelancer!

(Chances are, you fought one of Jesse's creations in your Pathfinder career!)

I second that Happy Birthday and add that Jesse is a friendly fellow and a good egg! Many happy returns!

Cheliax

You inspire me Brandon. I follow in your soggy footsteps...

Cheliax

The price is right for some killer NPCs and a great table of treasures found in peoples pockets!
Check it out!

Cheliax

Please check out the article "A Few Suggestions" and tell us what you think!

Cheliax

I'm happy to say you'll find an article of mine in there. Hope you like it!
There's also some other great stuff too. Still a relatively new publication Tattlebox has some unique and high quality Pathfinder material well worth the price!

James says check it out!

Cheliax

Kobold Design means QUALITY Pathfinder material designed by gamers, for gamers. That's not just a cliche. It's the real deal. Sure you could purchase Midgard because of the excellent design work by great names like Jeff Grubb, Brandon Hodge, Christina Stiles, Dan Voyce, Ed Greenwood Wolfgang Baur and the 2012 Gold ENie Award winner Ben McFarland. Or you could buy it because it has some of the best creative gameworld material you'll get anywhere! Oh... and the print copies are high quality, made in the USA press. The bindings of Kobold Design products will NOT fall apart on you.

Hey, just for the inspiration it's a worthy purchase. It reminds me of the old 3.0 Forgotten Realms book. I ended up not using much of the material, but it was very inspiring for my own gameworld design. With Midgard, I'm also going to select out some of the cool races and kingdoms (Neimheim and Zobeck are just a couple I MUST include) and use them in my own homebrew. It's totally worth it! You will like what you get with the Midgard Campaign Setting.

Cheliax

Darkjoy wrote:
No cats were killed during the construction of this trap, or how trapsmiths use the resources at their disposal to the fullest

BTW, thanks for meeting the challenge Maurice. Good Job!

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