Houston only gets snow every 5th year. The last time was 2009 so we're good for another year. (2004 was my fault, I think. I brought my parents down to meet my in-laws so they brought it along with them.)
Hmm...I'll make a note of that. *evil grin* Still, the image of a great, pulsating egg sac bursting open and pouring out hundreds of cat-sized bebiliths fills me with glee. Goodbye armor and hello pain.
That's the thing I wondered about, though - the armor rending. Since it's a strength-based ability, wouldn't a bebilith swarm lose it? Or is it one of those things they'd keep since we can assume the swarm to just slip in between the cracks and make things miserable for any humanoids wearing armor?
Owen, do you or any of the other Green Ronin want to make a ruling here?
The original Advanced Bestiary is still one of my best go-to books when I need to put a twist on something. Want to see your players squirm in their seats? Apply the swarm template to a bebilith.
That... that's just nasty.
But not nasty enough. Add the Apocalypse Swarm template to that thing, too.
Or else swap the bebilith for a Leng Spider.
Just ordered both Molds, Slimes, & Fungi, and Oozes, but the website only ever gave me a download link to Oozes. Jason, Rachel, or anyone else at LG, can one of you kindly apply a bit of "percussive maintenance" to the server?
Also, Oozes doesn't seem to have any real bookmarks, just one for "_GoBack".
This specific book, no. It has suypport for the existing psionic classes but no new classes itself. Ultimate Psionics has updates to the 4 classes dating back to 3.5 (Psion, Psychic Warrior, Wilder, and Soulknife - revisions to the Soulknife being the very thing that brought the two guys behind Dreamscarred Press in the very first place!) and the new classes introduced in Psionics Expanded, the Aegis, Cryptic, Dread, Marksman, Tactician, and Vitalist.
Ben, Jason just posted the best single bit of Mounts, but as a whole, I'm probably more happy with MM: Mounts than I am with MM: Demons, to be honest. Normally the lower level range would be a bit of a turn-off to me, but there aren't really good potential mounts above CR 12 anywhere in the Bestiaries right now, anyway (other than the new CR 14 Xanthos in Bestiary 4) so it's not a fault in LG's design or anything.
Every one of the monsters has at least one new ability. Some of them have made me take a second look at some that I never thought were really viable (hippocampus) and some just finally gave me a version of it worth a high-powered PC actually keeping around (advanced Giant Eagles - I've had Avariel/Aellar in my games for years now.)
Jason Nelson wrote:
I'll wait to see the next preview then. And just the cover art is enough to know I need the Mythos pdf. Mythic gugs as the minions? Scary to think of what a Shoggoth with 9 tiers will pull off.
Problem right there. HFCS is nasty. Pure Cane Sugar tastes better and is, arguably at least, less terrible for you. Throwback is made with the real stuff.
I guess Mountain Dew Throwback is hard to come by up in Seattle. Otherwise it would probably just send the whole region over the edge into caffeinated frenzy.
/IT Geek's fuel
Honestly, I'm a little underwhelmed by that table of contents. Kind of disappointing it doesn't include Mythic versions of Genie Nobles, or at least something with a CR above 12. with or without its tiers.
I'm in. All the Advanced books from Green Ronin get a good bit of use in my gaming, so I'm definitely down to get them updated.
(Now just keep Owen busy with updates of the Sovereign materials from the AGG once this comes out!)
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
OK, well that answers my main concern. If the new name was developed with the approval of all involved, then all I really have to say is "When do you start publishing RGG products, so I can be ready to buy/subscribe/pledge/whatever?"
Kain Darkwind wrote:
And Sephiroth is what you get from a 100 on the mutation table.
As far as I, Google, and Wikipedia know, Weresharks actually date all the way back to 1983 in the 1e AD&D Monster Manual II, Werecrocodiles were first printed in a 2e Forgotten Realms supplement in 1990, and Werebats were first in the OD&D Master Rules set in 1985. Like I said earlier, they're not new, by any stretch of the imagination, but B4 is their first appearance in hardback when updated to PfRPG rules.
They're not "new", really. Werebats, -crocodiles, and -sharks were all previously updated to Pathfinder RPG rules in various AP volumes. They just make their first hardbound appearances here.
And yes, they do get support in Blood of the Moon.
The Gorumite one would just be a gladiatorial pit masquerading as a preschool.
"Two toddlers enter, one toddler leaves!"
What about one that that's just a front for Mengkare to find fresh blood for Hermea? Though I suppose that one might devolve into a fighting pit, too...
Woke up this morning with a terrible migraine... but also my PDFs, so it's not a total wash today. Anyway, to your questions.
Time Dragons, the most powerful of the Outer Dragons, actually start off with one more hit die than Gold or Red, and 2 more points of Dex and Con, but 1 less Str, and either 1 or 2 less Int, Wis, and Cha, so I don't know if you'd call that stronger or not.
None of the ARG example races have any racial HD.
doc the grey wrote:
How the hell am I the only one of the people here who hasn't gotten this yet?!?
You're not a Charter subscriber. I am. We're both waiting... Waiting... F5 F5 F5...
Stupid shipping pugwampis!
Looking forward to taking down Nocticula once and for all. Any deity who (deliberately) counts rapists among her followers is asking for a huge beat-down.
I thought that was her brother (and occasional lover), Socothbenoth.
I'll definitely take a crack at it. I'm a big fan of Fistful of Denarii so I'd like to see what you've come up with, and compare and contrast it with SGG's Talented classes. PM sent.
Spoilers requires any of us subscribers actually having our PDFs. That hasn't happened yet due to massive and ugly shipping delays due to technical difficulties in the shipping software, AFAIK.
Christopher Harmon wrote:
Basically, yes. We're all out of luck until they get the pugwampis out of the works. We don't get our PDFs until after our packages begin physically being put together, AFAIR. That takes the shipping system to be up and running, so it'll be Monday or Tuesday or whenever the coding gods decide to grant the request for a "Magic Circle against Server Pugwampis" spell.
Robert Brookes wrote:
I doubt they'll be as powerful as the ones in the last Paizo/print issue of Dragon Magazine, though those were Epic dragons using a lot of rules from the 3e D&D ELH.
Now I really want Paizo to work with whomever makes the Magic 8-Ball to actually do a Magic d20 version. 8^)
If you ever take a magic 8 ball apart, the thing inside it is actually already a 20-sided die, essentially, so it wouldn't take a lot of work... or else it would be a d20 inside a d20. d20-ception?
Do we have any realistic chance of orders starting to ship tomorrow or are we all going to be waiting till at least Monday? Basically, what's the DC of the check we need on that magic d20?
...He will also develop a new edition of a book well-familiar to Pathfinder fans: The Advanced Bestiary!
Hot damn! About time! Where and when can we pre-order, pledge, or whatever it takes to get our claws on a copy?
The rights to the D&D brand are worth way, way, waaaaaaaaay more as IP than just as sales of the RPG. As an RPG, it's essentially worthless to Hasbro's bottom line, so hypothetically they might license the name out for tabletop, but they'll never sell it off. Well, not for a price Lisa and Vic could afford without selling off Paizo.
Guesses: Alahazra seems fairly obvious for the Divine caster, even with a relative lack of anti-undead punch in her repertoire. Ezren hasn't seen a lot of activity lately, so he might get slotted for Arcane. Amiri hasn't seen action lately, either so let her go raging through the undead hordes. Sajan for skill monkey?
The big question is how weird will they go for Iron Gods. I mean, they could go completely nuts with a Lirianne/Balazar/Damiel/Lini quartet (well, sextet factoring in Droogami and Padrig) or they could go a lot more conventional, maybe just adding in Seltiyel for the arcane caster.
Adam, how do the Paizonians make these kind of decisions, anyway?
The rough guidelines for all of you Mythic-phobes out there is 1 Tier = 0.5 CR. A CR 19 monster with 7 MT is roughly a CR 16 monster without its Mythic tiers. YMMV, though, so you might call it 15 or 17 if you'd prefer.
Look at the Genius Guide to the Talented Cavalier and More Cavalier Talents. You can actually build what is technically a "talented cavalier" that ends up with most of the Sword Saint Samurai abilities and the Dragonrider's mount.
If we got Desna\Gorum\Lamashtu and Iomedae\Irori\Asmodeus trios as well, that would pretty much eliminate any possibility of folks getting annoyed. Too bad variant/collector's covers aren't an option for hardbacks! :D
I'm really torn about the cover. Half of me is "That thing is flat-out awesome!" and the rest is "You know, this is a really, really pretty cover, but I think I'm starting to get a bit of Sarenrae fatigue". I just wonder if Desna wouldn't have looked even better in her place, but then I can see we'd lose the whole NE/N/NG triumvirate, and the whole "beautiful Goddess champions of life and decay surrounding a bifurcated God of magic" thing. Like I said, I'm torn.
Tinkergoth and i seem to of a similar mind on things. Lirianne's piece is actually well executed for what it is, unlike sadly many of the others in the book, but how in the hell are we supposed to think equal parts "Texas-style big hair" and nearly every steampunk cliche ever belong in art true to her established character?
Imrijka's bone bow is kind of a cool idea, but to me as a whole the piece itself is just unappealing and kind of crude. Kind of almost a cel-shaded look to it, to borrow a video game-ism. I think that's my issue with a lot of the others as well. We got our first views of the Iconics in impossibly detailed WAR art, so trying to switch over to an almost minimalist style like quite a bit of the art in this book really runs the risk of being jarring at best, off-putting, or in my case, flat-out infuriating. A major disappointment, whether a victim of the GenCon crunch or whatever else.
The PDFs are starting to go out for subscribers now. I'd comment on the rules content in here, but right now, sadly, I'm just overwhelmed by how much I flat out hate the art for the Mythic versions of the Iconics from the APG and the Ultimate series. They're all just... I know art is subjective, but I'm sorry. There's no way to say anything but I hate it. All of it. They're all terrible. There's either no changes at all from their pre-Mythic appearence or else they're not even recognizable. The worst of it is a change that flies in the face of the entire history of the character till this point. Yes, Gunslinger Barbie, err, Lirianne, I'm talking about you.
Wow. Just... wow.
Markolius Craggmorn wrote:
The big issue here is that there's no one on the Paizo staff that likes the 3.5/dreamscarred mechanics approach. They seem to generally think the two guys that are behind all of dreamscarred did a good job, just a good job with a central mechanical approach they don't support.
The irony of course being that psionics has always been a pp/PSP system for as long as Pathfinder's predecessor game even had psionics. It's just... Odd that this is one area where Paizo seems to be actively turning their backs on a relatively constant part of the heritage of d20 RPGs because they don't like the way it plays. Not removing it altogether, but still, ironic reasons for mechanical changes that a lot of us seem to think are quite to absurdly unnecessary.
My beer has been transferred from the primary to the secondary. So far it's looking like a respectable 6.5% ABV. Mmmmm.....
6.5%? Are we making beer or slightly flavored water? 10% or bust.
Neil Spicer wrote:
Neil, as I said, it's not an entirely unreasonable price, because of the consistently great quality of LG's products, just one that I feel is a bit on the high side. 14.99 makes this a no-brainer instant buy for me, 17.99 still puts it into that "I gotta pick this one up and soon" category, but 19.99 is when it hits "I need to think about this one for a while."
I know I'll end up loving it the same way I do anything LG produces, but it's not an instant pickup.
*Looks at price*
Ouch! Yeah, OK, I can see it for this, I mean 100 page PDFs ain't cheap, but still... Ouch. I've been kind of getting worried about this with LG releases lately. True, Legendary Games is pretty much the most consistently high quality 3PP out there right now, but, honestly, things are just starting to feel like they're a bit too "quality" in the prices as well. It's not an unreasonable price for the consistently reliable quality, but it's not one I'd jump at the chance to buy.
A few signs you might be living in Houston:
* You know how to pronounce Kuykendahl correctly - with an "R".
From what I've seen, the Cryptic has a bit of the same thing as the Mystic Theurge 3.5 scenario. Looks powerful, but in actual games rather than just theorycraft, the supposed brokenness kind of disappears.