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Goblin Squad Member. 10,317 posts (16,277 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 53 aliases.

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Back to the subject of racial traits...
I'm also kind of on the fence.
On one hand, I don't want the race to be yet another possible list of poor choices. Choosing the race for a Pathfinder character is the hardest choice for me during character creation.
Currently, there aren't races to fit every character type. It always seems that, especially at first level, the stat mods and sometimes the racial traits themselves (holy crap Elan, survivable much?) are critical for surviving the first few levels (maybe 5) where the characters are most vulnerable to one-shots or other things beyond their control. As somewhat of an optimizer, I want to make sure that I make the best choices for my character concept, to not only aid mechanically, but to help ensure survival. Obviously, a list of playable races that fit every stat or beneficial racial trait would be prohibitively large, so while a gripe, there really is no fix for it, other than to homebrew a race, and beg your DM to allow it. So, alot of times I have to hold my nose and choose a race that fits concept and story the closest, or default to Aasimar again. This isn't cool, and makes the game less fun, for me at least. So, the solution seems to be, jsut have races as "skins" that only have culture and appearance fluff, and have stat mod choices unrelated to race, but to background that a player can make. Cool?

On the other hand, I like there being noticeable, mechanical, differences between the races that back up any fluff the "skin" provides.

What is the solution?

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Wow I missed a lot. Curse my biological need for sleep!

I'll never understand the "it's fine the way it is" logic when people start talking about creating a new rule set. If it works for you, then continue to use D20 as is. It doesn't work for Ash, as he's stated numerous times, and given solid examples of why it doesn't work. His work with Aratrok and his brother to streamline rules into a new system doesn't harm or hurt anyone else, nor prevent them from using the game systems they currently enjoy. Is it perceived as a personal attack of some sort? Weird.

Just my 2 cents.

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You have to read pretty hard into that to get "officer of the law".

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How will races/racial traits be handled?

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Let the (kitten) bodies hit the floor.

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If flurry of blows is a talent, will it be limited to unarmed attacks?

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Ashiel wrote:
Good stuff

Cool beans. I'm super happy with this, and would be happy to participate in any testing you all need, or even to bounce ideas off of.

I ain't proud, and require no credit.

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This is exactly the response I was looking for.

I started to ask a bunch more questions, but I know you're not done and probably can't answer them at the moment. So, to keep them concise:

1) Do you envision every character getting the same talent pool, or will it be limited by BAB choice? Or will BAB be a talent choice as well?
2) Could some talent choices auto-negate other choices? (like having both full BAB and 9th level casting)
3) Would bonus feat progression be a talent purchase?
4) Are you worried about "core builds" or a list of obvious talent choices for a character type or concept?

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On a d20 legends note...
As you're probably all well aware, I like getting and using ideas from video games, and borrowing them for my table top experiences. Case in point Ash's WoW Warlock and my Dragon Knight both are classes from video games that I thought would be fun to play in a table top game.
With that in mind, how flexible will the class archtypes be to create various concepts?
Case in point...
Playing Age of Conan, they have a class called the "Herald of Xotli", which is a character that's dabbled in demonology a little too far, and has been claimed by Xotli. They are a mage, BUT are mostly a melee class.
They are big on using hellfire (both raw and with weapons), 2 handers, and wear cloth. They get boosts to avoidance, and for a bout 30 seconds (with a 3 minute cooldown) they can take on an "avatar" form, turning into a demon, which raises damage, survive-ability and pulses fire damage to all enemies in melee range.
How easy would this be to recreate?

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I've always liked my vampires more regal, but there is something about the Legacy of Kain vampires that sits well with me too.

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I think he means "eye for eye" in the justice sense, meaning you take a life, and yours is forfeit.
Not the, "keep killing each other until there's no one left".

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archmagi1 wrote:

Is Bran *all* the Brandons? Not just the Buildor, but all the Brandon Starks, and presumably even Bryden Rivers, AKA Bloodraven, AKA 3-eyed Crow? Has he transcended time itself to become Ethan Hawke in Predestination // All You Zombies? Is he the Kwisatz Haderach? I'm guessing yes, and he's also the Night King // the guy who Leaf stabbed, who Ol' Nan says was a Stark named Brandon. He knows everything, He is everything.

My fav is Raisin Bran.

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I think it's more to protect Paizo from shenanigans.
Imagine a dev reading the boards and runs across what he thinks is a kinda cool idea, and does nothing for a year or two, then comes up with an idea that he believes is his own, but was clearly influenced by what was seen on the boards, and now there's a potential legal battle.

That one clause saves them from that, and lets people like Ash know not to post stuff here that they themselves want to profit from later.

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captain yesterday wrote:

Outfit for today, because I forgot to do laundry.

Hawaiian shirt, nice, loud, and airy. With tan cargo shorts. I'm considering going sockless and with my hair in a pony tail.

Edit: Oh, snap. I found my fisherman's hat and highway patrol shades.

You'll need to tell people to stop doing things right meow.

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Battle music from Karas.

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This is known.

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Paizo can use anything posted on their forums without recompense.
It's in the terms of use for the messageboards.

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Guilty as charged

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Dragon78 wrote:

A positive energy sword that heals (most)any living creature and harms undead that it strikes would be fun.

Even better, a super wraith with ER 10/positive and force...

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All could be energy types like so:
Elemental - Fire, Cold, Electricity, Acid
Planar - Positive, Negative
Universal - Force

There should be resist spells for them, you should be able to enchant weapons with them.
In short, all energy types should have the same general rules apply to them, or call them something else.

Imho, of course.

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My favorite is still the peasant rail gun.

Peasant Railgun wrote:

Creating a Peasant Railgun

Hire a ton of peasants; let's just say that it is two thousand two hundred and eighty. Line them up in single file; this will form a chain of peasants two miles long. It'd have been four miles back in MY day (witness me hiking up my 2nd Edition suspenders).
Buy a ladder. Just buy a standard, ten-foot ladder. Disassemble the ladder into a bunch of rungs and a pair of mighty ten-foot wooden poles. Hand a pole to the peasant at the back of line.
First round of combat. Peasant at the front of line readies an action to throw the pole at the enemy. Every peasant behind him readies an action to hand the pole to the peasant in front of him.
Next round: peasants fire off their readied actions, passing the pole two miles down the line and hurling it in six seconds or less. Pole accelerates to the speed of 1188 miles per hour, or Mach 1.546875 in dry air, at 20°C/68°F, at sea level on our planet.
Peasant Railgun can be reloaded and fired in less than 12 seconds.
Variations - Really, your choice. Weapon is scalable, you could use your peasant railgun to fire a number of things at a really long range. Add more peasants to make the weapons even faster; paint them red to make them fasta. Use gobbos to make a DnD grot cannon. Hurl pointy bombs for HEAT weapons. Severed heads make an impressive psychological warfare tool. It's even more wild with a bag of holding - place a team of fighters in it for DYNAMIC ENTRY over castle walls and s!&~, hurl some f%$$ing bear cavalry directly into enemy lines, who knows. You can also throw a halfling monk to take full advantage of Flurry of Blows at 1200 mph. Combine this with the 15,000,000 gold-a-day trick and you're ready to absolutely ruin your DM's day.

No one is expected to allow this, nor would I. Real world physics don't translate well into games, which is why we have mechanics to simulate them.

I still love the thought behind it though.

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The increase to damage from the alchemist's bombs could be flavored as adding another stick of dynomite to the bundle.

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Male Half fiend/half giant 16 Gunslinger (pistolero)/16 Barbarian (Brutal Pugilist)

While walking down the road to Kuros, a caravan that seems to be in a big hurry, suddenly slows down, and gives Casseus the road. He smiles at them as we walks by, tossing a half wave at them, and they hurriedly get back on the road and continue on. Wonder what that was about he thinks to himself.

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Lemmy wrote:
BTW, I now totally ship Tourmond and Brienne. XD

As soon as they showed them all at that table, I thought "I bet Tormond is thinking 'now THERES a woman!'"

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Male Half fiend/half giant 16 Gunslinger (pistolero)/16 Barbarian (Brutal Pugilist)

Casseus wakes up one morning and decides school ain't for him. He's never attended classes regularly, and there really isn't anything keeping him at Avalon. He thinks about the craziness he was briefly involved with, pissing off a lord of hell wasn't his idea of a good time. Well, it was, but not when it involves so many innocents. That 'Sam guy was crazy, and Casseus expected he was going to get everyone in the school hurt if he didn't temper his lawful stupid activities. Or, even worse, Casseus' own past will will. Either way, he didn't want to be here any longer.

But where to go? Being stuck on this plane, on this world, where was he gonna find a place to hold up? Kuros, maybe? Maybe they could use a big bruiser type. It's always getting blown up or attacked. Maybe he could eek out a living there...

So, with his backpack full, he unceremoniously says good bye to Avalon, and begins his walk to Kuros...

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Male Kobold (Adult Black dragon) Gestalt Sorceror/Oracle Necromancer; Champion of Death

Whats wrong with...oh.

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Male Kobold (Adult Black dragon) Gestalt Sorceror/Oracle Necromancer; Champion of Death

This does well to explain the Aschen calling it a "pizza" and your realm a "barbie table".

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Playing AoC again. I go back to it once a year or so :)

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I would say that paralyzed Tony Stark in the comics was a bigger a&@+#*+ than anything they've portrayed in the films yet.

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My Way of the Wicked campaign is over :(

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I know some folks that didn't want to go see Civil War because there were rumors that

Captain America dies at the end
because that's what happened in the comics.
Some also did not want to see a movie where the good guys fight each other.

Hopefully the ones from group one will give it a shot after they hear from folks that is not the case, but I think it would take some convincing for people in group two to go see it.

I'm also wondering if BvS was bad enough to get some folks to want to take a break from super hero movies for a while in general.

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Blackvial wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
Gateway blades were neat too...

I was always partial to Balefire

for those enemies you just want to stop existing

...or keep them from having ever existed.

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EZG gave it 5 stars.
That's good enough for me.

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That makes sense then. Cersei described his junk to Frankengregor, and he found the guy and mushed his face. Picked the wrong time for public urination.
I wouldn't doubt she could describe a man's penis adequately enough for this.

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Male Drow (noble) 14 Ranger

"Greetings Starfighter! You have been recruited by Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Kodan armada."

Last Starfighter reference.

Deathblossom scene

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Male Drow (noble) 14 Ranger

does he come with a Kodan Armada?

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That's similar to how a Dread's Shadow Twin works. They share actions and hitpoints unless certain conditions are met (someone within a radius are panicked or shaken) then the twin gets it's own set of actions.

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Hanlon's Razor could definitely apply here...

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or Tacticslion :)

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Seeing as how most of their children are younger than Jon, she obviously didn't resent him too much ;)

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Ned's love for his sister trumped the love he had for his wife. And, he made a promise to said dying sister.

Cat ain't knowing crap at that point.

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*Spins wheel, it stops on BALEFIRE tile*

Sajak: Oh, sorry...*really bright light*
Everyone else: "Why didn't we have a 3rd contestant?"

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Sand ninja vikings!

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Male Drow (noble) 14 Ranger

This is going to be so Life of Brian..

Man: Tell us what to do Messiah!
Brian: I'm not the bloody Messiah!!
Man: Only the Messiah would claim he is not the Messiah!
Brian: Oh, f#$! off!

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HWalsh wrote:
Deadmanwalking wrote:
You're assuming facts not in evidence and basing conclusions on them. Stop that.


I quoted the PDF and nowhere does it say they can become leaders. It says they can be soldiers.

It states that they can raise to positions of prominance. Prominance does not mean leadership.

You're the one assuming facts and basing conclusions on them and you should stop it.

What we know:

Women are leaders but it's possible for men to attain prominance. Women are considered responsible for the protections of the settlements. Men are considered less able to be level headed. Men can become soldiers.

Can men become leaders? The sources don't say yes. Prominent doesn't mean leader.

Based on what is written I'd say the Lashunta are at a social development level of the USA in the mid 1960's with Women and Men having their "accepted" political roles and "accepted" competence roles reversed.

Just as that time was misogynist for us, it's misandrist for them. Especially since there is a grand total of a 5% difference in maximum competence.

Are you ignoring the excerpt from Inner Sea Races that Kalindlara found?

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Death by E. Coli.

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Ashiel wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
Greatswords aren't left in the people that are hit by them. Too expensive :P

Heheh, indeed. :P

Mostly what I was getting at was basically that in real life, if you're hit with a greatsword, you've probably got a gaping hole in your favorite torso, which usually comes with unpleasant side effects such as a rapid loss of blood, or organs falling out of your body. :P

But we gloss over that sort of thing because it's just a fun abstraction (and quite frankly, being an adventurer would just involve never getting hit). In much the same way that arrows, bolts, darts, and similar weapons would likely lodge themselves inside you and cause you to die of infection later (it's my understanding that historically, arrows didn't kill nearly as surely as infected arrow wounds did, mostly because archers frequently stuck their arrows in the ground on battlefields).

I won't say that I don't steal some ideas from reality however. Fighting certain creatures in my campaigns can be more of a hassle than usual, since goblins often intentionally wipe their arrowheads in feces to be little s***s (no pun intended) and cause infections to people they hit with them. Since goblins are often smaller and weaker than the other races they find themselves in conflict with, they'll often use stealth + shortbows to haze foes and large beasts before running away and/or hiding, and wait to thin the ranks over time as people or prey succumb to infections (similar to how komodo dragons bite herd animals and then wait for the infection to ruin them).

Oh, I know, I was mostly being facetious...mostly.

Realism can easily ruin a game if you go too far down that rabbit hole, I guess.
This was related more to a thought of the arrow having punctured your armor, so now every time you move, your armor moves, it gets jostled a bit, and adds further injury, unless you take time to remove it, or get healed.

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Maybe he's...chicken?

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