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xavier c wrote:
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James in the Baphomet article in Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, it mentions that Baphomet was born out of a vile act of the Demon Queen. Is that Lamashtu or someone else? Also is it safe to assume that act was something similar to Pasiphaë and the Bull?
Lamashtu is the Demon Queen. That's one of her titles, along with Mother of Monsters and a few others.
Any hint on what the vile act was?
Monster Sex?

I actually like the idea of twisting the myth so the queen does something, and the king is cursed to lust after a cow.


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does this look like Adam?


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
James in the Baphomet article in Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, it mentions that Baphomet was born out of a vile act of the Demon Queen. Is that Lamashtu or someone else? Also is it safe to assume that act was something similar to Pasiphaë and the Bull?
Lamashtu is the Demon Queen. That's one of her titles, along with Mother of Monsters and a few others.

Any hint on what the vile act was?


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Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:

Arrived home safe and sound around 3:00 am CDT this morning. My son is back at his school.

Took the dog to the dog park this morning. He had lots of fun with his dog friends and was quite worn out by the end.

And you are still nuts. ;) it was fun hanging out again, even if a majority was spent chasing Jude.


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James in the Baphomet article in Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, it mentions that Baphomet was born out of a vile act of the Demon Queen. Is that Lamashtu or someone else? Also is it safe to assume that act was something similar to Pasiphaë and the Bull?


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Gorbacz wrote:
Zesdead wrote:

...maybe...but it seems odd to me that Paizo are releasing a regional CS book that isn't tied in with an AP...I can't think of any other examples...unless of course we are getting two regional CS books associated with Hell's Rebels (the second one being an, as yet unannounced Cheliax book)...

I expect we have a while to wait before we get any confirmation either way on a Cheliax book...

Well, the Absalom book wasn't associated with any AP.

And I think there's no Andoran at all in Hell's Rebels. What I do suspect is that since Paizo did a CS line Osirion book and is pretty much 99% sure to do a Cheliax book, they'll be releasing Andoran, Qadira and Taldor books, too.

Which is great news, because several of those badly need an update and cleaning up.

This! The talking bag beat me to this thought. :)


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Zesdead wrote:

Indeed, but the campaign setting book for an AP's region 'normally' precedes the map folio for the AP that comes before...('The Worldwound' preceded 'Reign of Winter Map Folio' when Wrath of the Righteous started, 'Osirion, Land of Pharaohs' preceded the 'Wrath of the Righteous Map Folio' when Mummy's Mask started, etc). And 'Andoran' precedes the 'Giant Slayer Map Folio'...so making a huge leap of faith, I think 'Andoran' is the campaign setting regional book for Hell's Rebels...

...all wild conjecture of course but that's what the Internet is for!!!!!

Nope, and here is why the Andoran book is due in March, the CS book for June will be the one for the new AP. We have the Jan, Feb, Mar, May and July releases listed. Since May is a HC there won't be an April book. I assume the June book will be for Hell's Rebels and will be set in Cheliax or about Cheliax.


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Congrats Badgah!!!!


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James Jacobs wrote:
The smitter wrote:

Hi Mr. Jacobs

I am about to start a game with Earth connections and wanted to get a little advice. So the story for at least one character is that he was investigating some kidnapping cultists that worship a Golarion specific God and because of some ritual he got sucked into Golarion so.

What God from Golarion would have evil plans for other worlds, or should I go with a Great Old One?

Do the years on Golarion and on Earth sync or is time different on the two worlds?

How should I handle Languages? Weapon proficients? Skills? Seems like some one who grew up on Earth should have different things?

Thanks for reading it

Check "Rasputin Must Die" out for how Golarion syncs up with Earth.

And as for deities... I'd go with a deity that's worshiped on both worlds. The Great Old Ones work, but so would Asmodeus or Lamashtu or some oft he archdevils or demon lords.

And the Ancient Osirian gods.


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Tacticslion wrote:

It's baffling to me, though, how often the mistakes are made.

It's like some sort of weird self-fulfilling thing.

Prepared casting is far less intuitive to me, always has been.

The consistent misapplication of things in psionics is just... bizarre.

I do suspect that there's at least a mild amount of confirmation bias, however, in the misunderstanding of the rules, at least in many cases: you expect it will be broken, thus when you find incomplete rules (and skip over the parts that complete them) it becomes broken.

I'm quite certain that's not all the ideas, but it certainly seems to hold some weight in a number of instances from what I've witnessed.

It is usually this simple. Player wants to play psionicist. Player half reads the rules, either ignoring or missing the max PP/power chart. (in fairness it is pretty small). GM barely looks over the rules. Player starts playing and novas over and over. GM banes psionics, because they are broken.

GM will now not buy any psionic rules because they are all broken (and this may still be from 1e or 2e, where they were broken).

Paizo can now not sell enough books with power points to fund the investment that they put into a book, so Dreamscarred does it. (Their overhead on producing a book is much lower so they don't have to sell as many to make money) Paizo instead does something that uses the already existing rules that everyone has been using for 40 years. :)


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Tacticslion wrote:
Finn Kveldulfr wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Finn Kveldulfr wrote:
Haven't played with DSP Psionics in Pathfinder. In 3.5, depending on who was playing the Psionic-- it came off as either not powerful enough to keep up, or (more commonly) brokenly over-powered to the point of "why would anyone bother playing anything but a psionic?"

I can say with every confidence based off the bolded part that whoever was doing that was playing them wrong and/or ignoring rules. Psionics in 3.5 is not overpowered. (Psionics in 3.0 on the otherhand was a brilliant, but very deeply, deeply flawed system.)

EDIT: for clarity

Your experience was clearly different from mine. I wasn't the group expert on psionics, but I know the player who was doing it (the brokenly overpowered side, not the underpowered side of effects)-- he was, and now in PF, generally still is, probably the best one I know for finding the killer combinations and superior builds, but he is scrupulously intellectually honest and doesn't go around ignoring or breaking the existing rules-- so I still believe that while he may have taken maximum advantage of what was there, he didn't make anything up or cheat; he just used what was in fact in those rules to maximum effect, and it worked far better than the things I saw this same player do with wizards and sorcerers in 3.5.

Fortunately when he's the GM, he does not turn these talents to maximum lethal effect on the players, but rather sticks to presenting us with challenging but not insurmountable encounters.

Yes, but what you're describing is not possible.

If someone has perfect and equal system mastery, then a prepared 3.5 caster is going to outpace any 3.5 psionicist 100% of the time.

It isn't possible in 3.5 to perform the disparity of power, presuming equal optimization, that you describe in the direction that you describe.

Hence, either house rules were at work, he's just better (personally) at psionics and everyone else in...

And this illustrates the problem with the power points vs spell slot issue. I did a bunch of research into this issue a few years ago. The system requires not only the players but the GM to learn an entirely new system. For it to be used in an AP it would require a large number of extra words to explain how everything works.

It isn't that the system is not balanced anymore it is that it requires some level of system knowledge that people often don't have.


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Dragnmoon wrote:

I was going to make the "Penultimate" reference but it has already been done.

If your goal was to get on Sebastian's "List"

I am a proud member!


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I need fresh cookies.


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Vudra

Mythic Iblydos

Arcadia

Taldor


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
So after we get psychic magic, Paizo can do the Casmaron Gazetteer, right?

Just because we can doesn't mean we will... but yes. In the same way that now that we have Mythic we can do something with the Test of the Starstone.

One allows the other, but does not GUARANTEE the other.

Understood, but it does allow the possibility which is cool. Plus my guess is we will get Occult Origins in the Player Companion line with either some Vudra or Jalmeray elements. And I know that isn't announced yet, and you can't actually say anything about it.


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Was it diabolist from Cheliax?


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Sharoth wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
(Fist bump to fellow "oh-sixer" -- although you have even me beat by half a year!)
I blame Heathansson.

Many people do.


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So after we get psychic magic, Paizo can do the Casmaron Gazetteer, right?


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Brandon Hodge wrote:
I got to meet Mikaze!!!

I meet him last year, I could have arranged this then. ;)


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Katina Mathieson wrote:
Gary: everything is about self control when you're trying not to kill all humans

He failed again didn't he?


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Cheapy wrote:

It's happening!

Remember that time Iron Gods was announced right before April 1st? Guess it wasn't a joke!

I guess technically August is right before April 1st, since that was when this was announced. :D


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DEAR GOD!! Do you not know the hell you have unleashed. First rule of chat don't click Karelzarath's links.


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Orthos wrote:
WTF? What requires that much paper?

A job application.


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Home from hockey where we lost badly even though we outshot them 30 to 20. Just one of the games. Time to watch a little TV and do a bit more desing work and then off to bed for me.


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I have a short list of ideas based on the small number of hints. Jalmaray or Vudra, lovecraft, and Nidal is my current short list of guesses.


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Went to the Science Museum with Jude today to see the Dinosaur exhibit. Now I just need to get everyone here to bed so that I can do some more rules creation tonight.


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Continuing design on a little project I am working on. Playtesting with the new set up and designing the sample.


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Sharaya wrote:
Gary: if you get up early enough you can make coffee before [redacted] starts demanding volcanoes

Ha! For once I know who redacted is!


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James, if you had to choose today, and no holding you to this, for The Iblydos gods, would you:

A. Just use the Greek gods from myth
B. make all new gods
C. Use some of the inner sea gods and add some new one or ones from myth to fill it out.
D. Something else I haven't thought of. ;)


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Lilith wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Dennis Baker wrote:

You remember when James Jacobs still dropped spoilers in Tuesday night Chat.

You remember a time when there was no chat. Dark times.
Before the Dark Times. Before The Empire...
BEFORE THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED.

Kassil's been here?


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For some reason I am guessing Nidal.


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Dennis Baker wrote:

You remember when James Jacobs still dropped spoilers in Tuesday night Chat.

I miss those days!


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If you remember FAWTL blitzing, usually in celebration.


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If you remember when you could double post, blitzing was so much easier then.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Joshua Goudreau wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Galt, please
Ask James if a Galt AP is in the works, he won't tell you when it will happen but you will know if it will happen within the next four years.
We haven't heard My. Jacobs chime in for a bit. Are any of us close Sir Developer?

There seems to be a lot of interest in Galt... or at the very least a few very vocal Galt cheerleaders.

In any event, and in order to maintain expectations... no, no plans for Galt anytime soon.

It WILL be an AP that touches on themes that have come up time and time again in this and other threads, but so far no one has actually guessed its actual location or specific themes. It's one I've been setting up for a while, though, here and there in other APs and in Campaign Setting books and the like... one that I've had planned for a while.

We're only a few weeks away from announcing it, so patience! ;-)

Ah! a bit of a hint! starts scouring the campaign setting and other APs


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:

I ate kale.

I was not impressed.

I found it easier to think of kale as a delivery platform for garlic, bacon, and parmesan cheese.

I like Kale chips they taste like popcorn.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
That's my line!

Haven't we all stolen each others lines by now? :)


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Morning all what did I miss?


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Lilith wrote:
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Adam Daigle wrote:
Great thread!
You remember when this guy was a mere Werecabbage and had a square job in the People's Republic. ;-)
Pfft. I remember him *before* he was all leafy.

Yeah, I think a good post for this thread is:

You still just call me Daigle.

Or even know why we called you Mantis.


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Tels wrote:
Have you ever noticed that if your avatar and Odraude's avatar were to be put side by side, it looks like they're roaring at each other?

My money is on the T-Rex.


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Add more posts BT is almost caught up!


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You know why Reigon is a bad thing.


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Redfire wrote:
I'm expecting/hoping something like Bestiary 5. That said, I want to see Unchained :D

Bestiary 5 would not be announced until sometime in 2015, since it will be the fall book.


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Freehold DM wrote:
houstonderek wrote:
Got hitched yesterday.

HOLY CRAP!!!

CONGRATS HD!!!

See if you were on FB you would have seen the pics yesterday. ;)


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You know the ask James Jacobs thread has become the opposite of what it was started for.


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Kajehase wrote:
You know why all blog posts that doesn't feature new art should be blamed on Mark Moreland.

DAMN IT, MARK!


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You know why there is more then one FAWTL thread.


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I usually sleep from 11-4 or 12-5, what does that make me?


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Congrats, HD!


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Ross Byers wrote:
I was 11 in 1996. Does that count?

Of course it does, I believe the original quote was directed at you anyway. :)

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