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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 4,645 posts (4,704 including aliases). No reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 5 aliases.


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Did I hear correctly that you designed the Iblydos city in Distant Shores?


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Gary Teter wrote:
How many toes could a tow truck tow if a tow truck could truck toes?

Reading stories to the boy again? :D


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Mark Moreland wrote:

We confirmed at PaizoCon that the six cities are located in (and written by): Arcadia (Adam Daigle); central Casmaron (James L. Sutter); Iblydos (John Compton); Kaoling (Rob McCreary); southern Garund (Crystal Frasier); Vudra (me!)

We'll have more information as the book gets closer to release.

I bet Sutter's is the Kazakstan analogue that he has been talking about. And apparently I need to hit up John to try and find out what he did for Iblydos.


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Dragon78 wrote:
Wasn't there supposed to be a seminar or something that would tell more about the new/future products?
That was the banquet. All the spoilers that got released on Saturday night were them.

Actually there was a AP seminar on Sunday, no one has posted anything from that yet.


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the blog on this site or @paizo


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Dammit Brandon, you are supposed to have them let us know what the new books are going to be before the banquet! :D


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Who is writing the Iblydos chapter of the Distant Shores book?


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Set wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
And is Sutter actually writing a city?

Ooh. Fingers (tentacles, whatEV) crossed for something that makes Kaer Maga seem like the Juniors Chamber of Commerce.

Well if he is I have a theory that it is set in the unnamed Kazakhstan analogue, but that is just a guess.


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So Crystal is doing the Southern Garund one, Daigle is writing Arcadia, Do we know who is writing the Vudra and Iblydos cities?

And is Sutter actually writing a city?


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Dragon78 wrote:
I wonder if two or more of these cities is found on the same continent.

Yes, as Vudra and Iblydos are both in Casmaron.


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So was Mad Max Fury Road your favorite movie ever or just of the year?

In Distant Shores are you going to make some pantheon decisions for the other continents or are you going to be leaving that bit vague?


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
How many NDAs, scratch built pieces of terrain, or brownies will it take for me to get a copy of the Iblydos city chapter from Distant Shores, once it is done with editing?
Ha. Nice try.
Free last pass editor?

Are you going to Paizocon? If so...

...still no.

:P

A list of all the proper nouns and what they are? Have I mentioned this may be more excited for this then any other Paizo product from the past few years? (And I have been pretty excited for many of the products from the past few years)
I can tell. I can't imagine it doing anything other than disappointing you alas, since it's not gonna be 64 THOUSAND pages long and won't have a 1 to 1 scale map of the planet folded up inside it.

Nope I am pretty sure I will not be one of the ones that is disappointed. However, I know that there will be a list of people who are. Which is very unfortunate for those people. :D


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
How many NDAs, scratch built pieces of terrain, or brownies will it take for me to get a copy of the Iblydos city chapter from Distant Shores, once it is done with editing?
Ha. Nice try.
Free last pass editor?

Are you going to Paizocon? If so...

...still no.

:P

A list of all the proper nouns and what they are? Have I mentioned this may be more excited for this then any other Paizo product from the past few years? (And I have been pretty excited for many of the products from the past few years)


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
How many NDAs, scratch built pieces of terrain, or brownies will it take for me to get a copy of the Iblydos city chapter from Distant Shores, once it is done with editing?
Ha. Nice try.

Free last pass editor?


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How many NDAs, scratch built pieces of terrain, or brownies will it take for me to get a copy of the Iblydos city chapter from Distant Shores, once it is done with editing?


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Are we going to get some pantheon information for those areas?


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Celestial Healer wrote:
Hi Justin!

Hi CH!


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Boo!


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knew that one was coming.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Adam! Are there stats for an Icthyocentaur somewhere that I am missing?
Hmmm... Not that I can think of.

Well then I will get a freelancer on that! :D


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Adam! Are there stats for an Icthyocentaur somewhere that I am missing?


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Aberzombie wrote:
Pexx wrote:
There’s too many threads! Condense them down and make sub threads. And when a topic gets closed move it to an archive of some kind so people don’t have to scroll for miles looking at dead closed threads. If they want to look at inactive stuff they can go to the archive folder or whatever storage house you want for it.
I remember the last time a special little snowflake made a recommendation like this. It spawned a thread that reached such a large number posts, it almost broke the site. So they shut that thread down and we started a sequel. Eventually, they had to shut that one down as well. Same with the third, fourth, fifth, and....crap, I can't remember which sequel number we're on now. But so far the latest is at over 100,000 posts.

I am pretty sure we screwed up the site several times with those threads! :D


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So it was Treppa,hmmm!


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zergtitan wrote:
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and you can expect to see them again in the not too distant future.
Hint? Future Veiled Masters? Aroden?

I am guessing AP after Hell's Rebels. Maybe having something to do with those 13 eyeless krakens.


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Nathan Nasif wrote:
Along the lines of using the inner sea gods as stand ins for the Greek pantheon, I would use Calistria as Aphrodite, and not Shelyn. Calistria is lust, yearning, ambition, which fits Aphrodite far better in my mind than real love, art, and beauty of Shelyn.

It almost seems like you would split the stories. There are plenty of stories where Aphrodite would be more like Shelyn, but also many where Aphrodite would be more like Calistria.


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The big thing that makes it Greek would be city states. Each one should have a thing they are known for. For example the democracy city-state, the warrior city-state, etc.

City-states were often run by kings called tyrants, I like the idea of one being run by a Titan in disguise who is the king. With the cannibalism theme maybe a ghoul city state. There has to be one modeled on Athens, and one on Sparta. The prophecies of the Oracles is a huge theme, but how to tie that to the loss of prophecy? Maybe they are still hiding that they lost it, since it has only been 100 years.


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Important themes:

Gods/goddesses
Heroes' Quests
Reward for goodness, and retribution of evil
Fate
Beauty
Love
War
Canibalism


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My current guess based on what I see in the release schedule, is a Taldor/Qadira AP. 3 of the 5 original PFS faction Players Companion will have been updated as campaign setting books. This is assuming that we get a Cheliax book in July.


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Technically it is a keyboard riff, not a guitar, :D


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xavier c wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
xavier c wrote:

I hope some of the Greek gods show up if a Casmaron gazetteer is made.

Top of the list is Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon, Eros, Pan, Hades, Hera, Athena.(for me anyway)

I am a bit torn on this as there are some that would work as an easy switch out.

Ares - Gorum
Apollo - Sarenrae
Hades - Pharasma
Echidna - Lamashtu
Zeus and Posideon - Gozreh

Not sure if I want to see the gods of greece as reinterpretation, servants of those gods, or as a pantheon on to itself.

I am not a fan of doing that. As i would like them to do something like with what they did with the Osirian Pantheon . maybe make the Greek gods a Iblydos sub-region Pantheon.

My question for that though becomes why are all of these gods coming from Earth to Golarion. As a once in awhile thing cool, but if ever area we go to just gets the gods from Earth that would be a little weird.

The other thing that makes that weird is that the Greek Gods are one of the pantheons that are often modeled after for any sort of pantheon. (You can't tell me Shelyn isn't modeled on Aphrodite). The Egyptian one is pretty distinct that way. Definitely something to think about.

Anyone else have any thoughts?


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xavier c wrote:

I hope some of the Greek gods show up if a Casmaron gazetteer is made.

Top of the list is Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon, Eros, Pan, Hades, Hera, Athena.(for me anyway)

I am a bit torn on this as there are some that would work as an easy switch out.

Ares - Gorum
Apollo - Sarenrae
Hades - Pharasma
Echidna - Lamashtu
Zeus and Posideon - Gozreh

Not sure if I want to see the gods of greece as reinterpretation, servants of those gods, or as a pantheon on to itself.


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The only gods we know for sure is in Casmaron are Sarenrae and Irori. Based on the Inner Sea gods that are in Tian Xia, I would expect Abadar, Desna, Lamashtu, Pharasma, and Shelyn to also be worshiped there.


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Iblydos is a current country, not sure if that is in print or not. But I got it out of a developer at one point.


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pickin_grinnin wrote:
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I can't speak in any official capacity about this, but from my understanding OA isn't so much "New Age" as in crystals and all that nonsense, so much as it is golden-era mysticism, the kind of stuff you'd see in the early 1900s and fantasy interpretations.

That's why I'm still baffled by the inclusion of the kineticist class. It doesn't fit into that at all. It falls more in line with the whole "ESP" thing from the 20th century than 19th/early 20th century mysticism, spiritualism, hermeticism, etc.

I like the idea of the book, but if I ever run a game with that sort of theme I'm disallowing the kineticist.

To me the kineticist seems to fit perfectly with the eastern mysticism section of the book. Chakras, auras, etc..


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Kieviel wrote:
Any chance this guy could function as a familiar? ;-)
We don't have rules for that, but I'd totally run that by your GM (because it'd be awesome!)

Don't give him any ideas , Adam!


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
For some reason, I now believe that post Hell's Rebels we are getting a Taldor/Qadira AP (some mix of the two). If that is the case would a Gazetteer of Kelish make sense depending on where the AP travels to?

One of the fun things about this job is watching you try to sneak hints out of me about upcoming adventure paths.

Well I am glad that is one of the fun things about your job, and not an annoyance. :D


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For some reason, I now believe that post Hell's Rebels we are getting a Taldor/Qadira AP (some mix of the two). If that is the case would a Gazetteer of Kelish make sense depending on where the AP travels to?


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Are you sure it isn't slow from fear of Flumphs?


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wraithstrike wrote:
I thought FR became the official edition for 3E. I don't remember any greyhawk books for 3.5.

Greyhawk was the assumed base setting for 3 and 3.5, however they basically did nothing to develop that setting other then through RPGA. It was kind of a weird way to do a base setting, especially when you look at how Paizo does it for Pathfinder. :D

WotC idea was here is a base world that we are not going to touch so you can do what you want with it.


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PMG fixed the bug that used to let you override that. And then changed my avatar to one....


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Brown Christmas here in Minnesota as well. Although there is a chance of snow the day after Christmas.


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I got my Shemhazian Demon yesterday. I can't wait to use it in my current campaign.


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Sounds good, and remember Burgers are waiting if you want some. :)


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:

Why didn't you tell me there was an Iblydan item in Lost Treasures?!

Because I didn't know there was. As we do more and more products, I'm involved in fewer and fewer of them overall. I haven't actually interacted with Lost Treasures much more than to give it a quick look through during the approval phase to ensure that from a view from the mountain top that it did the job.

I figured as much. :D


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Why didn't you tell me there was an Iblydan item in Lost Treasures?!


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Has anyone come up with a good way to store/organize the cards? I am trying to figure out a way to both make them accessible during play and in between sessions.


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Cthulhudrew wrote:
Jem'Nai wrote:
where is the playtest at?
Only the stars know.

Usual blog time is 12 PDT, however as I recall playtest ones are usually late, so expect it before 5 PDT. :)


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
James was Echidna a source of inspiration for Lamashtu?
No... Lamashtu was the source of inspiration for Lamashtu.

So after a bit of research, I think Lamashtu maybe the inspiration for Echidna. Now to see who works for Typhon.


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James was Echidna a source of inspiration for Lamashtu?


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Chuck Wright wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
What about the people who do Star Wars (fantasy flight games?) that seems to have been a hit and they seem to be churning out high quality, regular releases.
They do! I really don't know enough about them to make an educated remark, though. I know that it's possible to turn out really good work and still not be making enough to put food on the table. Especially if you use a lot of freelancers you can look much bigger than you are.

Based on the increase in size of the FFG offices, I would say they are doing pretty well. However that may be supplemented by their board and miniature games.

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