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Pathfinder Society Member. 252 posts. 6 reviews. 1 list. 3 wishlists.


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Snorter, you're totally right about item pricing. The rules are not clear for anything but potions, scrolls and wands. The others have a rough mechanic, an incomplete reference table and rest is Voodoo.
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I sent mine in last night Mark. I've had the RPG Superstar Curse for four years running. Always something goes wrong. This time I think I have a winner. You sound like a fair and steady judge. I'm glad you're on board.

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Update?

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News? :^ )

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Signed on as a backer last night. You may call me "Beloved of Horus." :^ )

The adventures and supplements were too much to pass up. And one of my players needs a new set of dice and the exclusive Southlands Dice Add-On was just the thing!
So the dice are sold separately right? How does that work?

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Hope you feel better OSW. We're all rooting for you.
Let me know if I can help out with proofreading or feedback. A second pair of eyes on a document can really help. :^ )

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The unlocked stretch goals are freaking me out! Yay, for the Hamunaptra writers! Who DOESN'T want this?

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:^ D

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Isuru wrote:
This means I have time to work on a submission for the next topic, which I can't get to until I finish the next two rotations ending sometime in the autumn. That's my silver lining.

True enough Isuru. OSW, please don't confuse our impatience with contempt. We're all just very excited about this release! :^ D

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Beware the ides of... Oh, nevermind.

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Yessss. :^D

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If I can be of any help OSW please let me know!

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Beware the ides of July...

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When we used Net of Comets (p. 210 ) in our Midgard play tests at PaizoCon we discovered its way overpowered for fourth level. Either the area of effect needs to be reduced, the damage duration needs to be limited or the level needs to be raised to fifth or higher.

Kobold Minion #66

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Thanks for the update OSW!

BTW, you might look for some "free" cover art on the internet from the 1800s. Nordic themes were very popular then. You might find an opera poster by Richard Wagner with the Yggdrasil on it you can have for nothing. Worth a look...

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Typical Aussie: goes on a Walkabout and who knows when he'll be back. Last time he was delayed by a firestorm...

Will Yggdrasil be out for PaizoCon?!

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Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
I have three and half weeks to go until my degree is finished, then I can devote some much needed holiday time to finishing this up. So sometime before my 40th birthday - 13h July. Would be great to release for Paizocon with Wayfinder.

Thanks for the update OSW!!

Published before PaizoCon would be an answer to prayer!

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News?

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Looking forward to seeing you Carlos!

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I know I won't be the first to say this Rich but FWIW I like your Sacrificial Monkey! Should have known it was yours. :^ )

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I am coming! And bringing Temple of Dagon with me!!

And my wife.

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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. :^ )

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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?

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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! :^ )

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

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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! :^ )

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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! :^ )

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Libations!
*Fosters!*

Appear! O Shaggy One!

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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...

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

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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.

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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)

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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. :^ )

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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. ;^ )

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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?

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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! :^ )

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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! :^ )

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Jacob W. Michaels wrote:


Hey James, you've got some good things and bad things here.
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Thanks very much for your feedback Jacob!

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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

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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.

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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. :^)

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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.

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All the khul people are getting this!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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