To be fair, no such claim was ever made during the kickststarter. In fact, Emerald Spire would have been the only reason that I backed as well, but I didn't bother because I knew I'd be able to get it through Paizo after its release.
So, here, you wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Given this, things have obviously changed.
Were you simply able to learn from the Shattered Star experience and find a better way to make this process work, or are you feeling harrowed and frustrated again? :-P
Just received my copy and wanted to poke my head in here to say how excited I was to see that Jared Blando did the maps for this module. He is by far my favorite cartographer, and I don't believe we've seen any of his work in a Paizo product since the Jade Regent AP (with the exception of the two small town maps in The Snows of Summer's backmatter). Hopefully more is to come!
The Block Knight wrote:
It does have the kaiju's "massive" ability, which would explain the fact that while it's codified as colossal, it's actually much larger than the basic rules would indicate by that term.
However, we'll have to wait until Bestiary 4 to find out what "massive" actually means.
James Jacobs wrote:
I'll second the recommendation. Tad Williams is great, and his Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series is among my absolute favorite books.
My hardcover is of stunning quality. I've spent more time with it than any of my other August subs, including mythic adventures, and couldn't be happier with this presentation of WAR's work. I hope to get around to writing up a review in the very near future.
What "system" does this use?
Numenera is a new system designed by Monte Cook. The core mechanic does involve a d20 and a target number, but that's pretty much where any similarities to the d20 system end. GMs never even roll dice in Numenera. It's a really interesting and innovative game. I'm looking forward to diving into it more now that I've just received my hardcopy.
I guess I just don't understand how they "don't feel like a natural part of the story."
They are NPCs with background write-ups just like any other NPC from volumes past. I draw just as much inspirational and useful information from these as I did from say, Goti Runecaster or Ameiko Kaijitsu in Jade Regent. These are people who have experienced interesting stuff, and are going to experience further interesting stuff with my PCs.
All of that aside, I have never been this excited about starting up a new campaign. Wrath of the Righteous seems like it has the potential to be a truly unforgettable game!
EDIT: Wow, a bunch of good posts happened in the time I was slowly composing mine! :-)
Aberrant Templar wrote:
That's how I do it. That way, too, if the players get a peak at the pad, they have no idea how many HP the creature actually has left. :-)
Christina Stiles wrote:
Why is a 4-person party assumed on this if even PFS has gone to 6? Just curious. I haven't read it yet.
All Paizo adventures, with the exception of PFS scenarios, assume 4 players. I would guess this is because 4 players is the baseline assumption in the Core Rulebook. PFS has its own, different set of core assumptions.
Vic Wertz wrote:
Right now, we're working on the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, which will be under the Pathfinder imprint instead of the Paizo Games imprint, but after that, we do have something that will bear the Paizo Games imprint queued up. You probably won't hear anything more about that for a few months, though.
Had my fingers crossed that some news on this might come out of Gen Con, but I haven't found anything. Any updates?
hmmm, i dont know, I think that their AP's might be a bad way to go with that. Its kind of how I feel about hte card game, great idea, but you will spoil the adventure if you do it. The audio books would do it even more so. I mean I guess some people buy APs just to read them, so they would be the target audience for this, but it just seems to me like something that would push people away from actually playing the APs as adventures because they spoiled it before they knew someone in their group was interested in running it.
On the flip side, this could be a great new tool for GMs prepping to run these adventures, giving them additional storytelling inspiration.
I salute you with my glass of Troegs Java Head!
the Haunted Jester wrote:
Are the players meant to use a 15 point build or a 20 point build?
James Jacobs has mentioned that Paizo Pathfinder adventures assume the "Standard Fantasy" 15 point build.
Most recently here.
James Jacobs wrote:
Just gonna chime in and say that I love the current format of the screens. Landscape is actually too low to be effective, IMO. And, as Vic noted, having it the current way allows 4 panels, and thus more info. No screen will ever have every chart that every person wants. The Pathfinder one does a nice job on that front as far as I'm concerned, as a user of it for some years now.
Honestly, I have no idea. I haven't played or read either.
Green Ronin currently has the license to product A Song of Ice and Fire RPG supplements, and they are supporting it to some acclaim. More info HERE.
Note, however, that this is a completely new system with its own core book.
Madness Made Fuzzy wrote:
I don't mind that the maps are gone. My comics were coming with creased covers, so it is nice to not need to worry about that anymore.
Ditto. Combine that with the fact that all of my gaming groups don't use miniatures/battlemaps, and this just means less damaged comics and one less thing for me to have to throw away.
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!
Reign of Winter had 1 new AP author: Jim Groves.