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Hi want to say ver big fan of your art have some questions about my favorite Iconic Lini

What insperations did you use for her design?
Does she wear actual boots or is it more bits of green leather tied on with twine?
Are the markings on her face tatooes or some other sort of marking (And do they have any significance?)
We know the significance of her twigs but what about her other items (Belt buckle, little twine dolls, Jewlery etc?)

Anywho thank you for your time

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zergtitan wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
If thats the case they sure do like making Gnomes the 'pet' class Iconics.
But they're so cute! How can you not? XD

Touche (Also probably makes sense from an art order point of view.)

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If thats the case they sure do like making Gnomes the 'pet' class Iconics.

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We 100% sure it's a gnome? hard to really make out.

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Any idea when we'll be getting meet the iconics for the Occult playtest characters? Also have your written any of the meet the iconic stories?

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Seems to be be two small race characters cant make out much more than that

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Unless I'm mistaken it's also from the new Belzken book which as part of the chronicles line means it's not really considerd for PC's to begin with.

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Kalindlara wrote:
While some of the issues are unconnected (ridiculously under-CRed fights, etc), the Path was developed alongside Mythic Adventures rather than afterwards, which... is not a method I would have recommended. :)

Probably why there not doing an Occult advture themed path to accompany the book release (Give themselves more time to get a feel for the new rules and all that.) May have the odd class or two though.

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Any good Iconic art in this one?

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Hows art in the book any new stuff?

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Excellent

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Tacticslion wrote:
Cyclops. >:(

Thats more of a decades long character assination.

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Roger Corbera wrote:
I'm not sure I like how the three firsts books are coming together in April, instead of one a month. Looks like they are trying to sell them in the same packaage for subscription members.

Actually it's due to the dock strike delaying certain shipments causing an unfortunate bunch up.

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Also In Golarion background there is an entire secret orginisation dedicated to eradicating any evidence of Drow to the extent that even a lot of surface elves dont believe they exist. As said earlier in Golarion (Till certain events happen) Drow are boogymen that most dont believe exist which becomes a bit of a problem when you have one as a memeber of your orginisation.

It's notthat there evil that's in dispute it's there very existence (Unlike tiefling etc that everyone knows exist)

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deusvult wrote:


Well then, let's conduct a thought experiment. I show up at your table with an elf. The background is, say, "I'm totally not a drow, but persistent slander against my house is that there is some drow blood in our veins since occasionally a scion is born with black skin and white hair. I'm one such unfortunate, and got sick of the ridicule and ran away to join the pathfinders."

Well going by whats written in setting books said house would probably have been exterminated long ago by the group of elves who's entire purpose is to keep the Drow a secret

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Also keep in mind that Drow are boogymen in the setting most people dont believe them to exist and if memory serves the issue of the chronicles that coverd them was largly seen as a work of fiction. None of that really works if you have an actual drow/half drow living and working inside the society.

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Going into the my subscriptions section it says only one item the stratagy guide is expected to come out this month is that a glitch on my end?

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xeose4 wrote:

Wrath of the Righteous has a few... strange spots.

The Midnight Isles (book 4) isn't bad, but it's weird, given the context of the rest of the campaign. After slaying demons and building a holy stronghold in the middle of a ruined landscape, the players go and treat with an exceptionally cosmopolitan demon city. It's not the worst, it's just... irrelevant to the plot. As a story, it would have fit far better with being a corrupted Sarkoris city IN the Worldwound itself - not some strange planar area completely unrelated to the main plot.

City of Locusts (book 6) is atrocious. As endings go, it is hands-down the worst of any AP. You don't fight Deskari (the demon lord who rules the worldwound) because it's "beyond the scope of this adventure"; you don't actually do anything with the City of Locusts, i.e. the conquered capitol of old Sarkoris; the only things you do is faff about in a demon brothel with some inexplicably mythic-level, murderous succubi-prostitutes (who are also drug dealers!), followed by solving the "mystery" of the origins of the worldwound (which isn't a mystery because everyone already knows how it originated; this subquest just fills in some of the particulars like "it wasn't just in may, but may FIFTH that the worldwound formed! wow!). It ends with fighting some succubus queens, then another BIGGER succubus queen, after fighting some other succubus queens.

Considering that The Ivory Labyrinth (book 5) ends on the incredible high note of slaughtering a demon lord in the middle of his own stronghold, City of Locusts is unbelievable in... just how much of a let-down it is. It's been almost a year and I'm still very bitter about it :(

Uh you do fight Deskari?

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Still no final cover and a some products have had to be delayed/moved about is this one of them?

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Following on from that question for such a theoretical game would you prefer new characters made just for the game, A choice of several of the current Iconics, A way to just make random characters or perhaps a combination/mix of the above?

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James how doable/desirable would it be to do a video game based on one (or perhaps several) of the Adventure paths (Like how there was a video game version of temple of elemental evil?)

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Yeah erm not sure where else I can mention this but I was a kickstarter backer but I cant get into my account to get the PDF keeps saying I have the wrong password.

Ive requested a new password about a dozen times now and everytime it says it has sent one but I havent gotten anything in my email account.

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Silver Surfer wrote:

I've made no bones that I thought several of the classes released in the ACG were poorly thought out and were very OP to the extent that a few of the core/base classes have now almost been made redundant.

Character concepts could have been far more easily achieved with simply providing more archetypes and tweaks through feats.... with the added benefit that classes were enriched rather than eradicated.

The question is.... in the future will we look back on the ACG as the point at which PF started on a downward spiral? Did character creation for the sake of character creation and profit hunger win out over common sense?

To make a long story short No

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Erik Mona wrote:

I'm amused by Kevin Mack's one-star review, based on the last panel of the story. "Pathfinder Origins" is a SIX-part story. Stay tuned, is all I can say. :)

To be fair the inital hook that sets up the series made it sound like 6 stand alone tales. Also maybe ive miss read the final panel but that seemmed to indicate Amiri in the comics present so I can only assume the last book is some sort of tie all the loose threads together in the present type affair.

So in the meantime review removed.

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
Using that logic, why not just make mystic theurge "ability to cast both arcane and divine spells"? Then anyone could play one starting at level three. Would that make the class "not suck" as many seem to indicate?

Funnily enough thats what I allowed a player to do for mummy's mask (A oracle/sorceror/mythic theluge) Seemed to work really well.

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Soooo uh after seeing whats happend in the first issue I'm somewhat less sure I want to see what happens to any more of the Iconics now

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Really hope there are plans to resolve the entire Amiri is possesed thing very quickly. Also really hope none of the others have it go as badly as that. (For some reason I'm finding the entire treatment of Amiri in that one mildly uncomfortable)

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Getting close to release month any chance of the art being updated soon?

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Is the removal of the items from the appendix a permanent thing or just for this issue. going to be pretty disapointed if it's a permanent change.

Besides that awesome first part.

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Rather interesting to see that Lini is one of the characters (Since impression I got was her appearence in Issue 4 (Least I think it was 4) Was the first time any of the group had met her. (Side note would be really nice to make her a more permanent character somehow)

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Is that not the guy who lied on a radio chat show about his wife being reprimanded for advocating family shunning.

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Sara Marie wrote:
My information was that we did not have it. I will have to double check on that tomorrow (monday) morning.

Dosent seem to have come out on comixology so may have been delayed.

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
Removed a post and the replies to it. We're really not comfortable opening up detailed discussion about the employment/inner workings of other companies on our site.

Fair enough

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More Lini.....excellent.

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Hi James I notice you worked on red hand of doom Which I'm currently updating to a home game and Ive hit a bit of a conundrum with the character of the Ghostlord since I dont think the blighter presitge class is currently in pathfinder and with druids not able to cast create undead (Which I assume was because of the prestige class) I was wondering if you had a suggestion on a possible alternative to building him?

Also any suggestions on what to replace greenspawn razorfiends with?

Thanks for your time

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I know the writer of the blog story Inheritance is also doing a pathfinder novel any details of roughly when it will be out? Also is it staring the same characters from said web fiction?

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Oh bit of a side note but have they revealed who the femal thor actually is yet?

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So who are the Iconics for this one?

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:

Kurshu is a unique creature published only in this scenario unless I am mistaken.

Edit: And I am indeed mistaken!

Yeah she's from the Shatterd star adventure path Bestiary in the issue which has the god she's a herald of article in it. So basically a monster that was not desighned with PFS in mind at all.

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TOZ wrote:
Velsa-IronRage wrote:

Here is a quote from the GM who ran the Scenario in response to "Run As Written does not absolve you of taking responsibility for making that choice."

"The scenario author gave a very intelligent creature a limited wish. That may well be problematic scenario design but there is nothing in the rules that prevents it from being used this way."

Responding directly to the GM in question.

"The fact you CAN do something does not mean you SHOULD. You still made the choice to run the scenario that way. The fact that the author left that option available doesn't change the burden of responsibility."

Also if the monster is the one I think it is the author did not give the monster the abilities due to it being a premade monster from another book.

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More stuff like all the hero series of books

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Any good Iconic art in the book?

Also

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What are the angel vissage looking robots I seem to recall being mentioned?

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So anyone got there copy yet?

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So orders started shipping yet?

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Okay thanks for letting me know.

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Not sure if this is the right place for this but was wondering if there was a place to get a none card picture of Giffer Tibbs? (Love the art on the card and would love to see the origonal picture.)

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That droogami picture is that from some old artwork or was it made just for the card game?

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LazarX wrote:
Also keep in mind, that Seoni doesn't battle on the front line. It's worth noting that in the Pathfinder comic, at least in the initial issues, she's the leader of that merry band.

Also none of them come across as the brightest of people so yeah can see why she would think wearing it was a good idea.

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wraithstrike wrote:


Broken does not have to mean OP. It can mean does not work properly. The mythic levels are supposed to be equal to one character level, but in play many people said they feel like 1.5 character levels which adds up, and does make them broken in the "not working properly" sense.

Actually there treated as only 0.5 of a lvl when they should vary from 1 to 1.5 lvl's

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To be fair the way it happend in the book always came across as a bit of a deus ex mechanica to me Bard pretty much only appears about half a chapter (if that) before slaying Smaug and the entire thing with the Thrush was pretty much a "Oh and also he can understand bird speak."

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Not that it matters the filters arent being adopted and dont work all that well anyway.

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