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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Society Member. 9,664 posts (9,738 including aliases). 5 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 6 aliases.


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ElterAgo wrote:
TOZ wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
It was TOZ, wasn't it?
Probably.

I don't like to point fingers, but... I have seen a couple of threads where he looks like he's arguing with himself.

;)

I've noticed that TriOmegaZero and TOZ usually have very different viewpoints.

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I kinda wish they would kill Iris off, if only so the show could move past the endless pining. But it's a CW drama, so the chances of it moving past endless pining are pretty damn non-existent.

And yes, I realize that Barry Allen ends up with Iris West in the comics. But the show is an adaptation, and shouldn't chain itself to the comic book continuity.

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The Fox wrote:
DualJay wrote:
State-sanctioned is distinct from allowed by the state. It is legal to be drunk (not while driving, obviously), but that does not mean the state supports being drunk.
Pro-tip: your analogy might work better if you chose something that is actually legal. Most jurisdictions actually DO have ordinances prohibiting being intoxicated in public.

You're the one inserting the "in public" into what he said.

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1. At least one volume of the AP should currently be sold out. The more volumes that are sold out, the more consideration should be given to an updated hardcover compilation.

2. The v3.5 APs should be looked at before the PFRPG APs. No point in updating the newer ones until all the v3.5 APs are updated.

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Jason Nelson wrote:
Given the support, we might do a full compilation as well.

The thing is, the fact that you guys do compilations make me LESS likely to support the component products. Why should I buy a dozen or more separate PDFs for Righteous Crusade when I can wait for a while and get them all in one? I was a regular purchaser of the AP Plug-Ins up until you offered the Gothic Campaign Compendium. While I did purchase that PDF (I greatly prefer to have them all-in-one), it kind of burned me since I had purchased all the prior Gothic Adventure PDFs as well. So, yeah, I won't be getting any further products from Legendary Games until they come out in the compendium format. Maybe that makes it less likely that the compendium actually happens, but I can't justify that kind of double-dip.

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Ivan Rûski wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:
Technically property of China...
That's debatable...

If your government is "in exile", then I've got news for you: It's not an actual government. Some people may WISH that Tibet was it's own independent country again, but those wishes, and even the "legal status" don't change the fact that Tibet is as much a part of China as Ohio is a part of the United States.

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As rare as epic-level wizards in the Forgotten Realms!

By which I mean that if you throw a rock, it will likely bounce off one dragon and into another one!

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Player that don't frequent message boards, so they don't learn that the proper response to absolutely anything a GM could possibly do is to rage-quit and vow never to play with that GM again.

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Perhaps its the fact that BTVS (series) often was drowning in its own waaangst. It had some really good moments, but remains, in my opinion, Whedon's weakest show. And yeah, 7 times out of 10, I'd choose to watch the film rather than a couple of episodes of the show.

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Rovagug is a qlipphoth, that also happens to be a God. Much like Lameshtu is a demon and a God and Asmodeus is a devil and a God.

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People who complain about people complaining.

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I can see why that post would be confusing in the "Sex before marriage" thread.

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Threads that completely go off-topic several pages back, with no effort by anyone to bring them back on-topic or to split the derailing topic into it's own thread.

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Tholomyes wrote:
The problem worsens when you realize that Cayden is on the same level of divinity as the other 19 major gods. What does that say about Sarenrae when she's no more powerful or worthy than the hedonist who drunkenly wandered into a cathedral, thinking it was a bathroom?

The "big 20" are the most popular/widely worshipped gods in the Inner Sea Region, not necessarily the most powerful gods.

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My answer was MY alignment. I can't be bothered with the rules of the thread.

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Chozo Hybrid wrote:
Mine was the beginner box when that came out, not as old school

I find it amusing to see someone refer to ANY Pathfinder product as "old school".

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There would be a few benefits to putting AP monsters in a bestiary:

1. Obviously, they would then be added to the PRD.
2. If you're looking for a specific one, it's easier to remember which Bestiary it's in rather than which AP volume it's in, given that there are about 10+ times as many AP volumes.
3. It would presumably be easier for Paizo to put together a fully-AP Bestiary than one that was mostly composed of new monsters.

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Aranna wrote:
Wow... was animation really that bad in the eighties?

I've seen Snow White. Animation wasn't that bad in 1937.

It probably would have been better if they had just gone 100% with 2D animation OR the CGI. Both were still crap, but at least then it would have been CONSISTENT crap. I'm really of the opinion that 2D animation and CGI don't ever blend together well.

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The best thing about this movie is that it makes you realize how much worse the D&D movies could have been.

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kewlthooloo is my favorite

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How often do you wear out the favorite-clicking button on your mouse, Tacticslion?

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That post was obvious favorite-baiting. :P

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Malachi Silverclaw wrote:
I played 1E and 2E. 2E was an attempt to 'fix' 1E rather than being a new system.

A more honest assessment is that 2E was an attempt to publish a version of the game for which Gary Gygax wouldn't receive royalties.

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Pro-d20 advocates like to pretend that having a rule for practically every situation protects people from bad GMs. I'm sorry, but it doesn't. A bad GM is still a bad GM, whether he's running a game that has 3 pages of rules or 3000 pages of rules.

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chbgraphicarts wrote:
Bob_Loblaw wrote:
Also, with both 1E and 2E, you should feel more free to do things. You aren't hampered by tons of rules and modifiers like you are in Pathfinder. There is much more interpretation from the DM.

That is adorable.

You are adorable.

You are also completely, absurdly wrong.

1st and 2nd Ed were piles upon piles of rules, even more-so than Pathfinder in a lot of ways. Beyond simple things like Classes being restricted only to certain Races, you had ability minimums for both races and classes, you had maximum ability scores for races, you had crazy BS Exceptional Strength nonsense with 18/%, a giant chart for literally all 6 stats with no rhyme or reason indicating how an 18/00 Strength affected the game more or less than an 18 Int or 18 Con, you had Non-Weapon Proficiencies, THAC0, Comeliness, etc. etc.

Yeah, 'cos there are no examples in 3.0/3.5/PFRPG of "You can't do that, because you don't have these three feats, a minimum score in this ability, and at least two levels in this prestige class".

:P

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2e (as well as 1e, Original D&D, and all the flavors of Basic D&D) are much better balanced. 3.0 and it's spawn are definitely the Caster Edition.

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CommandoDude wrote:
I get the feeling you never actually played much 4e. "No one ever dies"? I played 4e for about 2 years, I saw players die, I saw players get close to dying a lot more often

I've seen a lot of characters die, but if your group has that high of a mortality rate among PLAYERS, you're doing something wrong.

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Krunchyfrogg wrote:
The way your original post read to me, it looked like 2e wasn't considered AD&D.

I've noticed that some people always use the term "AD&D" for 1e. And differentiate 2e by referring to it as 2e. I generally just say 1e, since both editions are AD&D.

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I dunno that this is quite prominent or visible enough to really be a meme, but I find it both frustrating and amusing:

People who somehow managed to support both the opinion that 3PP stuff is clearly inferior to anything Paizo-published, but ALSO support the opinion that unless a game uses the OGL, it's obviously worthless.

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I think that part of the unwritten agreement between players and GMs that most people adhere to is that, unless the GM makes it clear that he's running a very sandboxy game, that the players at least try to stay somewhat on the path the GM has planned out. This might come from an AP, another commercial adventure, or an adventure the GM has written/prepared himself. I've even a few times seen a GM give up on subtlety and flat out tell the player "You need to go this direction / retrieve this McGuffin / etc". I can't remember having to resort to that myself, but as a player I'd actually prefer that to the GM letting the party wander around aimlessly in ill-defined areas while the plot goes on pause. I'm sorry, but if the GM makes it clear that the adventure is to the north, but some player insists on going south, the problem isn't the GM, it's the player.

Now, like I said, most players adhere to that unwritten rule. I have, however, met a few players who seem intent on doing anything except whatever the GM has got planned. I find them equally infuriating whether I am the GM or another player. My favorite part of the game is actually the exploration, as opposed to the combat or the "social" roleplaying. (Perhaps one of the reasons I like traps so much, and am saddened at how infrequently they are used, and how utterly neutered they are when used, in Pathfinder products. But I digress...). So I'd much rather be out there pursuing the plot than arguing with some jackass who feels the need to go south when everything points towards the adventure being to the north. Yeah, there might be exploring to do in the south, but it's a lot more likely to be generic, uneventful, and less interesting if the GM has to come up with it on the fly as opposed to something that he (or professional writers) prepared in advance.

I guess what I'm saying is that while the players definitely should have agency in HOW they deal with what the GM throws at them; its a lot more fun for EVERYONE if they they do deal with it, instead of ignoring it to go do something random that the GM obviously would have to make up on-the-spot.

That's probably a bit longer than I had originally intended, but I hope it answers your question (that at least seemed to be directed primarily at me).

TL;DR version: Aside from disagreeing with the terminology for the prepared adventure, this is basically what Chengar Qordath said, except using a metric f$@#-ton more words. :P

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I guess that's one of my pet peeves. Modules have existed for a good 30 years before adventure paths, but it seems like almost every poster on this site exclusively uses the term "AP" to refer to any type of pre-written adventure. Even if they're talking about a completely different system, like Call of Cthulhu, etc.

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Chengar Qordath wrote:
Combat Monster wrote:
DM Under The Bridge wrote:
Yeah, I love it when players forge their own way and pick their enemies. You can tell a bad dm by someone that doesn't allow that.
So pretty much anybody who uses an adventure path is a bad GM. Got it.
I think that, unlike homebrew games, playing in an AP comes with an implicit social contract to not throw things so badly off the rails that the books the GM paid good money for become useless.

Can we please extend this to "prepared adventure"? I know some of the Paizo superfans here think that all adventures not written by Paizo are worthless, but pre-written adventures that are not Paizo adventure paths DO exist. And they even predate Paizo's APs by a few good decades.

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RyanH wrote:
Really though when WILL we see a true ebook from Paizo (or any publisher)

There are actually several publishers that offer true-ebooks of at least some of their titles. My iPad currently has epub versions of the OSRIC rulebook, the FATE Core System rulebook, the FATE System Toolkit, the FATE Accelerated rulebook, and most notably the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition rulebook and the Investigator's Guide, and there are quite a few other RPG epubs that I own that I don't have on my iPad.

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1. The printed book will not become a niche item, much less a museum piece, within your grandchildren lifetime. Almost everyone I know, to include even the most tech savy, prefer to read an actual paper book than any kind of electronic alternative.

2. I'm perfectly fine with 5e having a much slower release schedule that previous editions. So far, all the releases have been extremely high quality. If they don't feel the need to bloat the living hell out of the system, I can only see that as a GOOD thing. Somehow I don't see them rushing error-filled, badly balanced books just to get it out for GenCon. The same can't be said for the #2 publisher on that list.

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Works for me, given that the "placeholder edition", as you feel the need to denigrate it, is better than any edition of D&D to come out since the '90s ended (or any derivatives of those editions).

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One bit that made me laugh was when Peggy asked Howard if his implosion bomb worked. He said "I built it, didn't I?" Um, yeah Howard, you did, but you also can't build an electric blanket without accidentally turning it into a suicide vest......

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Laurefindel wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
In fact if they at least left Newt alive then we could have a new trilogy with a different main character.

This!

Newt as the new (adult) protagonist backed-up by "uncle" Hicks would have been the perfect way to update the franchise without straying far from the previous Alien lore.

Ever read the Dark Horse comics? This is exactly the way they went. They killed off Ripley instead of Hicks & Newt (although Ripley later turned out to be alive after all). And some of those stories were not only better than Alien 3 and Resurrection, they were better than Aliens as well.

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Meh. I personally prefer "The REST of Vecna".

It's fun to fully reassemble him.

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Lord Snow wrote:
Also, the MCU has always been butchering every fields of science it ever touched. Just in this show we have also seen a really dumb representation of cryptography, and in Agents of Shield the physics of Fitzsimmons are often outright laughable. You learn to accept these things.

The MCU is based on comic books. Think that over. The butchery of science has been rather tame, given the source material.

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The only reason anyone could ever possibly want a non-Pathfinder/3.x game is that they are bonded by nostalgia. Decent stories didn't exist before Paizo began writing them, and all other games literally don't have any rules. All praise to the mighty purple golem, and death to the infidels who have the temerity to discuss, much less PREFER, other systems!

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I see we've already had a couple of "nobody could possibly enjoy prior editions for any reason but nostalgia" posts. I will refrain from further comment, because the last time I commented on that subject, my posts were erased and I got an email from a member of the Paizo staff basically telling me that my opinions were unwelcome.

So all I will say is that the way you prefer to play the game is not the only valid way to play the game. Take that as you will.

EDIT: No edition of D&D, prior or current, has ever had any rules regarding sexual orientation. I have no idea where that is coming from.

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Lord Fyre wrote:
I personally don't like a Peggy Carter match up. There are too few episodes to waste time on this.

There's exactly ONE episode left. And I agree. Again, do people really think they'd feel the need to shoehorn in a random romance subplot if the main character were a male?

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Jeff Merola wrote:
If you're a Wizard, you can scribe the spell into your book.

Except if you're playing PFS Core, then that scroll basically had no right to exist in the scenario in the first place. And you cannot scribe it into your scrollbook, as it isn't in the core rulebook.

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This probably needs to be addressed by the people in charge of PFS Core, as I would imagine a large number of scenarios contain spells, items. etc that are not contained within the core rulebook.

You might also have better luck posting it in the correct forum: link

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I can go for both, depending on my mood. Sometimes I'm in the mood for serious. Sometimes I'm in the mood for silly. Lots of the time I'm somewhere in between.

Even WH40K, which coined the term "grimdark" has the Orks. And if you consider nearly everything about the Orks pretty g%%$%!n silly, you aren't paying attention. Yeah, it's awesome, but it's also silly as hell!

Da red wuns go fasta!

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I kind of wish it wasn't. We almost made a full series without them randomly shoving a love interest at a female main character on network TV...going the entire distance would probably be unprecedented.

Besides, who really gives a s!!!? I mean, is your life gonna be any more fulfilled by knowing that a fictional character got married to another fictional character that got the briefest of mentions? Does that, at the end of the day, really add ANYTHING to Agent Carter (the show)?

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One problem with changing someone's race to add diversity is that there's a certain contingent of people who translate any criticism of the character into racism. On the IMDb board for the show, any vague criticism of Iris is immediately branded proof that the poster is a member of the KKK. I personally find her pretty damn clichéd and boring.

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The stuff in the crate was obviously G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate. Except they switched the percentages of those who simply give up and those who become Reavers.

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