I did a search and did not see an answer to this question, so I figured I'd try starting a thread on it.
The Witchguard Ranger archetype looks like a lot of fun, but the wording on the Defend Charge ability seems a bit off. It currently reads:
Defend Charge (Ex) At 4th level, a witchguard forms a bond with a spellcaster he has sworn to defend. Once per day, this bond allows the witchguard to spend a move action to grant an adjacent spellcaster a +2 dodge bonus to AC and a +2 circumstance bonus on concentration checks. At 5th level and every 5 levels thereafter, these bonuses increase by 2. The bonuses last for a number of rounds equal to the witchguard’s Wisdom modifier (minimum 1). At 4th level and every 3 levels thereafter, the witchguard can use this ability one additional time per day. This ability replaces hunter’s bond.
As written, it sounds like the ranger is actually intended to receive this ability at 1st, not 4th, level. Thoughts?
Joseph Wilson wrote:
I really hate quoting myself, but there's been quite a bit of discussion since my question got asked, and as someone sitting on the proverbial fence, the answer is one which could put me over the edge on the side of backing.
Anybody know the answer to this?
Just looking for a quick clarification, that maybe be obvious...
The new new $80 backer level that was announced on Monday reads: "You get a print and PDF copy of Freeport: The City of Adventure Third Edition and no other rewards."
That same day you announced the new 6-part adventure series that will be free to all backers of level $30 and up.
Will $80 reward backers get access to these adventures, or do they count towards the "no other rewards?"
Steve Geddes wrote:
True. This was originally announced as an April release. Not sure how someone could have expected it in March. Regardless, the book has long since been sent to the printer, so I don't foresee the release date getting pushed again, barring any issues with the long boatride back from China...
Jason Nelson wrote:
Landscape version of The Mad Doctor's Formulary now available by direct email order at makeyourgamelegendary at gmail dot com as well as for download on the d20pfsrd webstore and at DrivethruRPG, and submitted on Paizo.com and should be approved and ready for download by the end of the day.
NOOOOOOOOO!!! (he said, dramatically)
Is there a way to upgrade to landscape if you've already purchased the portrait? I much prefer your landscape format!
I'm with you, Heine. There's a couple Kobold Press releases I've been holding off on. Might be time to stop holding...
Also, it just so happens that one of my weekly groups met for our session on GM Day, and it was the session in which it ended with me rewarding them, in epic, plane-shattering fashion, with a bonus ki-related feat (thanks, Legendary Games!), increased point-buy (from 20 to 25), and their first Mythic tier!
As a big fan of the comic thus far, I really applaud this sharing of the first issue! Great idea to draw in some new fans, much like posting up sample chapters from the novel line on Wednesdays as new books come out.
Reign of Winter had 1 new AP author: Jim Groves.
Kain Darkwind wrote:
The Mythic rules WILL be finalized "in-house" by the time they are finishing up volume 6 of the AP. They'll just be on their way to the printer, not yet released to the public.
Personally, I really enjoy how the Map Folios are now. Particularly with recent inclusions of the parchment-style, player-friendly maps of the Shackles and Varisia. As a GM who is about to be using the Crown of the World poster map as a handout, I just wish you guys had started doing them one AP sooner!
I would have no use for the map folios if they were gridded encounter areas. I play in three different groups (with almost entirely different players in each one), and none of them use miniatures.
Jason Nelson wrote:
Huzzah! Thanks, Jason! Legendary Games is putting out some of my favorite game content right now!
The final version will have been written and sent to the printer, so Paizo will have access to the finished version. The Mythic rules themselves, will release the following month.
My fingers are crossed that they may start experimenting with this in conjunction with the new modules format. Obviously, they wouldn't be able to do them all out of the gate, and they wouldn't want to monopolize the module line in that way. However, I think it would be a wasted opportunity to not at least give it a go on some of the more popular APs. Talk about sales potential!
I've been chickening out of entering for the last few years, and so I'm pretty proud of myself for finally getting up the courage to enter. The fact that I was in the Top 89 list that Clark posted was pretty mind-blowing to me, as it showed at least some folks thought that I did a decent job.
That all said, I obviously have a ways to go yet. Chiefly, I think I may have just played it a little too safe. I like my item and am proud of it, but I definitely don't think it's Superstar. Anyway, here it is. I'd be happy to answer any design questions you have, and I look forward to you all helping me to improve.
In addition, the increased power and volume granted by the orator’s torc can elevate its wearer’s commanding presence on the battlefield. When utilizing a supernatural or extraordinary ability that requires the wearer’s allies to hear him and to be within a specified range (such as certain bardic performances or the cavalier’s tactician ability), that range is doubled for the duration of the effect.
This and The Baleful Coven are the only 2 adventures that Legendary Games has released in support of JR so far, and they are both excellent.
Meditations of the Imperial Mystics and The Way of Ki are both supportive on JR as well, though they are not adventures (still great and recommended though).
Is anything from this Adventure Path release going to be approved for PFS play? I was surprised to see that nothing has been approved by this point. Can anybody from Paizo chime in on this?
Take a look back up at the product description. This, and the rest of the Shattered Star volumes, have been sanctioned for PFS. The chronicle sheets and rules are at the bottom of the product description. The new hardcover, anniversary edition of Rise of the Runelords has also been recently sanctioned.
Thanks for taking the time to respond! I'm actually all set with the templates though. I've already made some characters and templated creatures with it. Awesome work!
My issue is I am trying to make a CR 20/MR 10 Balor. So, I added the balor into the program, then I selected mythic from the template area and upped it to 10 ranks. After that, its hit points jumped up and I was able to add the correct amount of feats and ability increases, but I could not figure out how to add the actual mythic abilities (from the various paths) that also come wth making a mythic version of a creature. In this case, I nees to choose 11 for the balor (since it's MR + 1).
I might just be dumb, but I can't seem to find how to add the mythic abilities to a creature when making a "mythic creature." I found how to add the feats and ability point increases, but not the mythic abilities themselves.
Blood of the Night does exactly as advertised, and it does it well.
This not the first time I've seen people up in arms about a book because it isn't what they wanted it to be, when all they had to do was look at the product description to begin with.
Thanks for sharing, SnowHeart. I'll be starting up The Hungry Storm in a few weeks. It's great reading how different groups have been going through this one.
Correct. The official release date (as in, the date you should be able to find the print version in brick & mortar stores) is the 19th. Paizo doesn't release their pdfs until the official street date.
Jason Nelson wrote:
BTW, can I say just how pretty the maps are in this adventure? I take no particular credit, since my turnovers are just pencil on graph paper, inked and scanned, but the final cartography in this book is amazing. I think the overall art, layout, and maps in JR are my favorite of any AP.
Sean Mahoney wrote:
Meanwhile, this is probably the most fun I've had reading an AP other than Jade Regent.
This is an awesome change, and will be the perfect thing for my Sunday night groups. We occasionally do APs, but we swap out GMs a lot. This will be a really nice way to have a strong campaign story that goes for a while, without getting into a full AP.
I was strongly considering dropping my module sub, and this change has has put a definitive stop to that line of thought. :-)
Also a Faiths of the Jade whatever for the Oriental Gods, and a Faiths of the Obscure going over the minor gods would be cool.
I would LOVE to see a Faiths of the Dragon Empires book. That is a great idea.
People won't have pdfs until next week. The email they are talking about is the "shipping in the next week" warning email. PDFs become available to subscribers once the books actually ship.
They said from the beginning that extra copies would be made available to non-backers. I know I was fully aware of that fact when I pledged. I also am fully aware of all the other great stuff that came with my pledge in addition to the book.