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So I received this in my email yesterday from our writer, Michael McCarthy:
I just wanted to let you know the storyteller, er, [REDACTED] playtest has gone really well - I've done a full revision of the class including a rename, and once my playtesters have had some time to look at the revisions made as a result of the playtest (which I hope to be wrapped up before I leave for Paizocon on Thursday) I'll pass along the gold draft to you. :)
Expect to see the update VERY SOON and if you are going to be at PaizoCon you might want to talk to Michael about this class.
Right now we are focusing on the US and Canada for the first year and then develop other locations accordingly. All play Hard Points or Soft Points will be recorded online.
Insain Dragoon wrote:
The process is exactly the same, the Hard Point are the "main story" of the adventure path you are playing; while the Soft Points would be the "side trek" of the adventure path. Hope this helps.
OK here and idea to deal with Local / regional adventures situation: The main storyline adventures (AKA Hard Points) could be played everywhere; while the one off not main storyline related adventures (Soft Points) would be local / regional adventures. This way you get best of both worlds? What do you think?
For those that are wondering what it might look like for the 3PP that we would be looking to add to this Living OGL, here's what was created four years ago by JP Chapleau for NeoExodus Legacies, our Living Campaign for the NeoExodus Campaign Setting. I would want to do something similar like this for the other 3PP campaign setting & systems that are available.
For example, if we wanted to add Dreamscarred Press they would have a psionics sourcebook that would cover the system AND their Third Word campaign setting book to cover their world. Each one "could be" used together, with other 3PP campaign settings or completely independent of each other. We would work with the 3PP to make sure what they were looking to place in their campaign guide would work overall with the whole Living OGL concept too.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
This is the NUMBER ONE thing on my list.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
2. If a player wants to use a 3pp mechanic/class/whatever, he should have proof of ownership... watermarked PDF page or some other proof of purchase. (such as a list of PDF downloads here at the Paizo store)
Agreed. But I also don't want to surprise the GM with something completely not balanced / broken. Hence, why I initially want to limit what is being used.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
3. You'll need to be very top down on this. You need an overall head of the campaign, a group of people underneath, and campaign coordinators to run events at conventions or gamedays.
That is something we are looking at building in a way that the volunteering GMs receive some type of "compensation" for their "work".
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
4. You'll want some way for players to register characters. This is optional as Living City ran along just fine without it for a long time.
We are in talks to build an online service where this would be handled completely digitally speaking backed up with the physical campaign and event certs from adventures played.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
This is circumvented if you use the same rules that PFS uses. if the player wants to use a mechanic, he or she has to be willing to buy the material ande bring it to the table.
This is a great idea but I also don't want the GM to be bogged down with more additional content that they may not be familiar with on the fly. I want the experience of this to move nearly flawless for all involved.
Distant Scholar wrote:
In a given "season", have a small set of 3pp material that is going to be in the adventures/campaign/modules, that a GM would need to be up on.
I think this is a great idea similar to what Paizo does with new their adventure paths and Player Guide. I have thought of the Living Campaign season to run from Gen Con of one year to Origins of the following year. The space between Origins and Gen Con (3 to 5 weeks) would be full blown promotions of what to expect for the next season.
Of note, despite some vehement concerns about implementation, I'm not actually against the idea. As I mentioned in my posts, I've tried similar projects on a smaller scale with really great results. I also think LPjr is a really stand-up guy with some serious design chops, so my concerns aren't even about ability or intent, just the unintended consequences of the indicated implementation.
I completely understand your feelings on this. That is why before I got started with anything I had several conversations with Henry Lopez of Paradigm Concepts on what they did right AND wrong with Living Arcanis and JP Chapleau who ran NeoExodus Legacies for me which was our first "toe in the water" of Organized Play. We want simple but elegant solutions for issues that we know will exist while at the same time making it simple enough that complex things can be added in the gaming and adventures session that don't bog down and slow the game to a crawl.
Insain Dragoon wrote:
People aren't gonna be lured in by "Bravery Feats" no matter how high quality they are. What they will be lured in by is the the mysteries of the Masquerade Reveler, the Iron Man suits of an Aegis, the shining white Necromancers honoring their ancestors, the airships buzzing through the skies, the Gladiators battling to the cheers and jeers of an unseen audience, or the Element Enhanced Martial arts of a Mystic.
But the piece you are missing is if you use something from each of those books a GM has to actually have the books and/or content and know how it plays in the setting they are playing it. How much do you think it will cost GMs to purchase to have at their table to play a session? How much time is it going to cost the to learn new rule systems on top of the typical Pathfinder ones? If you pick content that is 100% OGL (and not all of it is) AND available at D20PFSRD.com you have handled a lot of those issues from the start. Just my view on it.
The Ragi wrote:
And LMPjr007 hasn't even shown what he's actually planning to do. xD
Could you imagine what the response would be if i DID show then what we have done so far?
The Ragi wrote:
By this tiny crazy sample it seems developers are against it and consumers are interested.
And since the consumers are the ones who support we are looking for, I think I might have hit on something, interesting at the least.
Well, I just read through... all that. I like White Unggoy's idea of implementation.
There are some ideas that are good while other are not possible due to other factors that we have not discussed or revealed. Time will tell.
While I'd love a less restrictive (preferably cutting restrictions entirely) version of PFS that also happened to allow Dreamscarred Press and a few other publishers, this thread has shown me that this may just be a pipe dream.
There is a LOT of content that is 100% OGL content and can be used by anyone who follows the OGL. So if a 3PP has made in OGL there is a good chance we "may" use it.
On the other hand, an elite group of 3PP coming together under one banner could just evolve into it's own system, a pathfinder adjacent, if you will. That wouldn't suck, I imagine...
I mean who would not like to see a Legendary Game / Frog God Games / Dreamscarred Press super adventure path for OGL Living Campaign?
I think I have largely just babbled. I apologize. Maybe there was a gem in all that.
I thank you for taking the time out to comment. I do appreciate it.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
What exactly are you asking? To run your own network campaign using the Pathfinder ruleset?
IF so, it should be pointed out that there is at least one third party network campaign running already. "Legends of the Shining Jewel" uses both Pathfinder and it's own homebrew ruleset, adhering to the Community Use Guidelines for using Pathfinder's Open Content.
Yes, I am familiar with them. They are well known here in Central Florida.
Your sticking point is going to be negotiating the use of the third party content itself, and that's something you'll have to take up with provider of said content. I do not think that trying to include "all third party content" is going to be feasible. I would suggest that you decide what you want to use and approach the publishers of said content.
We answered this one in a post above.
I would also suggest that the package of what you decide to use have some harmony within it.
Thanks for the input.
Interjection Games wrote:
I will just say after 16 years of doing this specializing in PDF gaming releases I think I might a fair understanding of the gaming industry. I will just agree to disagree and if this doesn't do well, I will buy you a drink at Gen Con and if it does you can buy me one. Thanks again for your interest.
Interjection Games wrote:
Mmm, well, you'll never get my money, so I suppose I have to compete on this front if the idea ever strikes me.
I'm sorry you feel this way.
We've already run something like this on a small local basis, we call it "Third-party Thursdays". We have had participation from Dreamscarred Press, Amora Games, Ascension Games, Legendary Games, Four Dollar Dungeons, Rogue Genius Games, and a few others. Currently, it's primarily a Legendary Games event because I had to step down from running it due to some medical and financial issues.
That is why we want to do a generic setting for this Living OGL campaign. Trying to cover EVERY 3PP with this would be impossible.
I think the biggest downside we ran into was that it was hard to regulate interactions between some products and/or teach players the finer points of new subsystems, so most of our initial groups were limited to selecting from a stable of pregenerated characters.
I think the best way to handle that is to preview any and all material that would like to be added. Too often everything is tossed in at once and told people to "have at it" and we DON'T want that. We are initially going to limit what is brought it by other 3PP campaign worlds to only race, feats and spells. From there we will branch out to other gaming rules and items.
I'd definitely be interested in seeing something with more support and coherency put together on a larger scale. There's a ton of great 3pp material out there, and I know that one of the primary barriers to using it for a lot of people is actually finding a GM that understands and allows the materials.
But like I said, we want to make it more fun to play, not MORE complex for complexity's sake.
Interjection Games wrote:
That is indeed the biggest issue, and a fee such as Louis suggests won't magically make GMs proficient with the approved document. More freedom, not less. Less oversight, not more. Like a managed investment fund, the act of management actually makes it a worse idea. I've been talking with the fanbase for a day or so now, and I've got a system that can put organized play on the map with minimal effort. Next time I'm between products, I might just do it.
The issue that has come up more and more with Living Campaigns is game balance and adventure playability. To put it bluntly, some 3PP have issues with either, or and sometimes both of those issues. While running NeoExodus Legacies with JP Chapleau, I learned about how complex it can be getting what people want to play AND keeping everyone honest in the gameplay.
The fee we are planning to charge directly relates to the technical side of things: A website where players can log on, record their PCs statistics, upload specific important information from the adventure they just played, locate other players, gaming conventions and gaming stores in the local area. Companies will get an opportunity to learn who is downloading their gaming content, where they are located, what gaming stores and gaming convention are also close by. We want this to be an amazing resource center for 3PPs.
You make it sound like Living Arcanis ended..
Sorry if I made it sound like it did. I was just talk about the 3.0 and 3.5 OGL days. Thanks!
Interjection Games wrote:
Wait, you're still actively pulling this together? How long has it been? Do you think you can keep up with a startup time like that? If so, how many other publishers is it going to take to keep up? What're the politics going to be like? I think you need to simplify.
First and foremost, my focus is creating a generic OGL setting for this Living Campaign to take place. We are building a system where 3PP can use and input their material and adventures, but we are not going to tell them what, when and how to release their content. We are the engine and the body of the vehicle. The 3PP are the custom body of the vehicle. We are setting up rules and regulations for dealing with 3PP plus to use this service we are CHARGING 3PP to use it. This isn't a free service. But once we have more things in play, we will reveal more.
Just to get everyone on the same page, we would be looking to build a "similar type of system" to what Paradigm Concepts created with their Living Arcanis (2001–2009) system. Their system proved to be quite well thought out and developed to handle many of the issues that are being brought up here. As I can't reveal all the things we have planned I can inform you that we would like to build a "generic campaign setting" and then let 3PP add their specific campaign setting focused/based adventures to this. Thanks for your feedback on this.
The name is ALSO not my favorite but I haven't come up with anything that sounds interesting and unique enough for this class, It took me a little while to decide on Machinesmith when we did that class but I am sure we will think of something new and interesting.
Good news BETTER News!!! We have don't an update to the original Storyteller base class and rules we released. But best of all it is available in PDF form so you can easily download and use. So check out and download this new playtest rule set for the Storyteller, for a LIMITED TIME (link expires 5/31/2016). Hope you enjoy!
Anything a storyteller writes, comes true. Their words, powerful and ancient, are drawn from the fabric of the universe itself. In combat, they test their focus and quick brush-strokes against spell and steel alike. Using the power of their story, they can empower their allies, weaken their foes, create magical effects or even create tools, weapons or entire creatures from thin air.
Role: Storytellers are rare, and most often arise from scholars or hermits who uncover the true language of the universe through their studies, though some few are lucky enough to learn their first words from another storyteller. When working as part of a group a storyteller’s wide range of abilities allow them to fill many roles - though most often they provide support to their allies by enhancing their abilities or by creating creatures to fight by their side.
Hit Die: d6.
The storyteller’s class skills are Appraise (Int), Bluff (Cha), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (all) (Int), Linguistics (Int), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis)
Skill Ranks per Level: 4 + Int modifier.
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Eloquence Words Known
1st +0 +0 +0 +2 Brush and Scroll, eloquence 1, embellishment, phrase, story, words 4 3
2nd +1 +0 +0 +3 new word 5 4
3rd +2 +1 +1 +3 Tattoo combat 7 4
4th +3 +1 +1 +4 Eloquence 2, new word 8 5
5th +3 +1 +1 +4 Lightning dictation 10 5
6th +4 +2 +2 +5 new word 11 6
7th +5 +2 +2 +5 Eloquence 3 12 6
8th +6/+1 +2 +2 +6 new word 13 7
9th +6/+1 +3 +3 +6 Improved tattoo combat 15 7
10th +7/+2 +3 +3 +7 Eloquence 4, new word 16 8
11th +8/+3 +3 +3 +7 Dual meaning 18 8
12th +9/+4 +4 +4 +8 new word 19 9
13th +9/+4 +4 +4 +8 Eloquence 5 20 9
14th +10/+5 +4 +4 +9 new word 21 10
15th +11/+6/+1 +5 +5 +9 Master tattoo combat 23 10
16th +12/+7/+2 +5 +5 +10 Eloquence 6, new word 24 11
17th +12/+7/+2 +5 +5 +10 Redefine 26 11
18th +13/+8/+3 +6 +6 +11 new word 27 12
19th +14/+9/+4 +6 +6 +11 Eloquence 7 28 12
20th +15/+10/+5 +6 +6 +12 Master storyteller 30 13
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Storytellers are proficient with all simple weapons. Storytellers are also proficient with light armor. A storyteller wearing medium or heavy armor, or using a shield incurs the arcane spell failure chance on all embellishments, phrases or stories, as though they were arcane spells with somatic components.
Brush and Scroll (Ex) To better write the words of the universe, storytellers form a close bond with a particular writing implement. Typically this is a horsehair brush, but it may be a quill, pen or even chalk. Likewise, they form a bond with an appropriate medium on which to write, such as a vellum scroll, a small board of slate or canvas, or even a bound book. Due to their bond with the storyteller, these writing tools are more durable than others of their kind, increasing in hardness by 5, and gaining 10 hit points, and they do not require ink or paint to write, nor do they become worn down with use.
Though they are not required to write any of a storytelller’s words, if she is missing her scroll (or chooses not to write on it, except during tattoo combat) she must make a concentration check with a DC of 10 plus number of points of eloquence she spends, and if she is missing her brush she must make a concentration check with a DC of 15 plus number of points of eloquence spent in order to accurately write any of her words, and they appear to float in the air or just above whatever surface the storyteller wrote them upon. If she is missing both, the concentration check is DC 20 plus number of points of eloquence spent.
If a storyteller writes a phrase, embellishment or story on her scroll, she can choose to erase it as a move action by touching it with her brush or her hand. If the rune is written anywhere else, erasing it requires a melee touch attack as a standard action.
Eloquence (Su) A storyteller is capable of more than just the mundane writing that anyone is capable of—her focus, precision and creativity allow her to write words that give new order to the underlying multiverse around her. The eloquence with which they write allows them to create incredible effects when they write embellishments, phrases, and stories.
A storyteller begins with a pool of 4 points of eloquence, and gains 1 or more additional points of eloquence each level as they advance. Eloquence is spent whenever a storyteller writes embellishments, phrases or stories, and remains spent until the storyteller chooses to dismiss the effect, or the effect ends. Once the effect ends, the storyteller regains the eloquence spent on that ability at the beginning of their next turn.
At first level, a storyteller can spend a single point of eloquence as a standard action. At 4th level, and every 3rd level thereafter (7th, 10th, 13th, 16th, and 19th), the maximum number of points of eloquence a storyteller can spend as a standard action increases by 1, up to 7 points of eloquence as a standard action at 19th level.
Embellishment (Su) A storyteller can write about the creatures around them, embellishing on their words and deeds, and those still to come. By spending one point of eloquence, a storyteller can write a description embellishing a creature within 30 feet of them. An embellished creature gains either a +1 morale bonus on attack and damage rolls, or a +1 morale bonus on all skill checks. For each additional point of eloquence spent, this bonus increases by 1.
Additionally, a storyteller can choose to add any of the words they know to their embellishment. Doing so requires a number of eloquence equal to the number of words included, plus additional eloquence as noted in the particular word.
The effects of an embellishment remain until the storyteller chooses to end it.
Phrase (Sp) A storyteller can use their words to bend reality around them, assaulting and berating creatures within 30 feet of themselves with effects that in most ways resemble spells.
In addition to the effects of any words a storyteller chooses to use in her phrase, a storyteller can spend eloquence to assault their target directly. When she writes a phrase in this way, she makes a single ranged attack roll against her target using her Wisdom modifier. If the attack hits, the phrase does 1d6 points of either bludgeoning, piercing or slashing damage to the target, plus the storyteller’s Wisdom modifier, and the subject takes a -1 penalty on their save against the effects of the words in that phrase, if any. For each two additional points of eloquence spent this way, the storyteller does an additional d6 points of damage, and the penalty imposed increases by 1. If the attack misses, the target instead gains a +4 bonus on their save against any words in the phrase.
Adding words to a phrase requires one point of eloquence per word, plus any additional eloquence noted in the word’s description. Regardless of the number of words in a phrase, all words affect the same target.
An unwilling target can resist all words in a phrase by making a single Will save. If their save is successful, any damage done by those words is halved, and any effects that are not damage are negated entirely. The DC of this save is equal to 10 + the Storytellers Wisdom modifier + half the number of eloquence spent on the phrase, rounded down.
Unless otherwise noted, the effects of a phrase occurs immediately, and then the phrase is erased.
Story (Su) A storyteller can write so precisely that they can bring objects and creatures into being from nothing. The appearance of an object or creature created by a storyteller’s story is limited only by the storyteller’s preference - their creations can appear to be made of glowing force, to be naturally constructed or anywhere between or beyond - though to a keen eye their supernatural origin is obvious. Regardless of their superficial appearance, their statistics do not change, except as noted in any words used in the story.
By spending one or more points of eloquence, the storyteller can make a Craft check to create a physical object or tool of their choice, with a circumstance bonus on their check equal to twice the number of points of eloquence spent in this way. The DC of this check is equal to the check required to create a mundane version of the item normally. Once the the check has been made, that item springs to existence in their hand, or in an empty square within 30 feet. If the storyteller fails the check by less than 5, they create the intended item, but it has the broken condition. If they fail by 5 or more, they create an item that appears to be what they intended but doesn’t function (weapons are dull and unbalanced, armor falls apart and doesn’t fit, etc).
If she succeeds her check by 5 or more, the item is considered to be a masterwork version of that item. For each 5 additional points the check is exceeded by, the item is considered to have a +1 enhancement bonus, up to a maximum of +5.
Alternately, by spending 2 or more points of eloquence, the storyteller can use her story to bring a creature into being. A creature created by a story has base statistics of:
STATBLOCK THIS PROPER
For each 2 additional points of eloquence spent, a creature gains +1 HD, +10 hp, +1 Dex bonus to AC, +1 natural armor bonus to AC, +1 bab, +1 to all saves, +1 strength to attack and damage, +2 to one of their chosen skills or a new skill at +4
Whether a storyteller brings to life a new creature or crafts an item with their story, a she can choose to add any of the words she knows to her story. Doing so requires a number of eloquence equal to the number of words included, plus additional eloquence as noted in the particular word.
Words (Su) Storytellers understand the true language of the multiverse. A storyteller begins play knowing three words of her choice. She gains an additional word at 2nd level, and every 2 levels after 2nd, as noted in Table 1: the Storyteller.
Any words that require a save have a save of DC 10 plus the storyteller’s Wisdom modifier plus the number of eloquence spent on that embellishment or phrase.
A storyteller can erase any word they have written at any time, and regain the eloquence spent, by touching the word with her hand or her brush as a swift action.
BENCHMARK SPELLS for determining eloquence minimums or prerequisites
Spell word: instead of a typical word, a storyteller can learn a wizard spell like it were a word. When they learn a spell in this way, it must be of a spell level one third their storyteller level or less, and it can only be written as a phrase. Doing so requires a number of eloquence equal to three times the spell level.
Protection word: This word represents the continued existence of an object through sheer perseverance.
Life Word: This word represents the positive energy that flows through all living things.
Heat word: XXXX.
Chill word: XXXX.
Electric word: XXXX.
Move word: XXXX.
Hold word: XXXX.
Death word: This word represents the dark, negative energy that draws all souls to evil and destruction.
Weakness word: This word is the entropy that slowly degrades all things.
Pervasive word: XXXX.
Portal word: XXXX.
Secret word: XXXX.
Revelation word: XXXX.
Big word: XXXX.
Mundane Word XXX
Restricting Word XXX
Figment word xxxx
Word that makes you seem to be something else. Disguise self.
Word that lets you read additional languages.
Word that grants darkvision or creates light (that only you can see)
Word that creates a fog cloud
Word that creates aquatic things, allows you to breathe underwater
Word that lets you charm things
Class ability: learn an additional language each level
Tattoo Combat (Ex) Beginning at 3rd level, a storyteller can write words of the universe directly onto her opponents during combat. She may, for any phrase or embellishment worth two points of eloquence or less that allows a target to make a save, remove the requirement for a save by succeeding a melee touch attack against her target instead.
Lightning Dictation (Ex) Beginning at 5th level, a storyteller’s brushstrokes become so swift they are hard to follow with the eye. In a single round, she can scribe up to 50 words in any language she knows. In addition she may scribe scrolls for other characters, in effect granting them the Scribe Scroll feat. Scrolls created in this way require only one minute per spell level to craft, but still require the normal number of materials as they would otherwise.
Improved tattoo combat (Ex) beginning at 9th level, a storyteller’s brush can move so quickly that she can write even complex words on her opponents in combat. When using tattoo combat, she no longer has a maximum number of points of eloquence. Instead, she must succeed a melee touch attack against her target for each two points of eloquence she intends to use - and the effect of the embellishment or phrase she intends to use only comes into existence once they have made a sufficient number of touch attacks against the target, even if that requires multiple rounds.
Dual Meaning beginning at 11th level, a storyteller can write a phrase that has two separate, simultaneous meanings. When writing a phrase, a storyteller can also write a secondary phrase using up to half of the words as the original phrase, targeting a second creature within range. This second phrase requires half as much eloquence as it would if used alone, which is added to the eloquence required to use the phrase. So, if a storyteller wrote a phrase that contained two hold words and two movement words (which normally requires four eloquence), they could also target a second creature with a phrase that contains two hold words (which increases the total eloquence required to write the phrase to five).
Master tattoo combat beginning at 15th level, a storyteller’s brushstrokes are so quick as to be invisible to the naked eye. When using tattoo combat, all touch attacks made each round are at the storyteller’s highest attack bonus.
Redefine beginning at 17th level, so long as they have time to muse, a storyteller is no longer restricted by the words they know. They can craft a phrase that replicates the effects of any cleric or wizard spell of 7th level or lower, so long as she spends a number of minutes equal to that spell’s level, or twice that spell’s normal casting time if higher, carefully choosing her words. To do so, a storyteller must have a number of eloquence available equal to twice the level of the spell she choses to replicate.
Master Storyteller (Su) at 20th level, a storyteller’s mastery of her story is absolute. The number of points of eloquence to create a story is reduced by 3. If that would lower the cost of the story to 0 or fewer, the effect is instead instantaneous, and the creature or object they have created remains in the world forevermore - at least until the storyteller chooses to erase them, which they can like any other story by touching the creature as a swift action. In addition, when a storyteller spends eloquence as a full round action, she may spend any number of eloquence at once, up to her maximum eloquence.
Iron Brush and Scrollblade (Ex) A scrollblade uses her brush and scroll as weapons as well as tools. At first level, they are considered martial weapons with which they are proficient, and each do 1d6 points of damage (piercing for the brush, slashing for the scroll). At 3rd level, both the scroll and brush and considered to be magical weapons with a +1 enhancement bonus. At 6th level, and each 3 levels thereafter (9th, 12th, 15th, 18th), both the scroll and brush increase in enhancement bonus by 1, or gain a weapon ability equivalent to a +1 enhancement bonus. This ability modifies Brush and Scroll.
Eloquence (Su) A scrollblade’s eloquence maximum is equal to her level +2. This ability modifies eloquence.
Two-Weapon Fighting (Ex) a scrollblade gains Two-Weapon Fighting as a bonus feat at first level.
Improved Two-Weapon Fighting (Ex) at 8th level, a scrollblade gains Improved Two-Weapon Fighting as a bonus feat.
Write World (Su) A worldwriter can create their own worlds within the folds of their scroll. By spending one or more points of eloquence, a worldwriter can create a demiplane that can be accessed through their scroll. At first level, this demiplane is only accessible as a sensory experience: anyone who reads the worldwriter’s scroll as a full-round action can see whatever scene the worldwriter has scribed within. At 3rd level, characters who read the scroll can choose to enter the demiplane instead - being transported to an identical copy of the scroll within the demiplane itself. Starting at 9th level, a worldwriter can choose to force anyone other than them who reads their scroll into their demiplane, if the creature reading the scroll fails a will save with a DC of 10 + the worldwriter’s wisdom modifier + half the worldwriter’s level.
Eloquence (Su) A worldwriter’s eloquence maximum is equal to her level +2. This ability modifies eloquence.
Understatement (Su) A censor can deride and scorn creatures in their writing, undermining their every effort. By spending one point if eloquence, a censor can write a description understating a creature within 30 feet of them. An understated creature takes either a -1 morale penalty on attack and damage rolls, or a -1 morale penalty to all skill checks. For each two points of eloquence spent, this penalty increases by 1.
A censor can add words to their understatements as though they were phrases. A creature that succeeds the will save against words in an understatement also negate any penalties imposed by it.
Additionally, a censor can spend 4 points of eloquence to change the penalty imposed by the understatement to a luck penalty.
The effects of an understatement remain until the censor chooses to end it.
This ability replaces embellishments.
Runic Embellishments (Su) a runewriter may not spent eloquence to embellish their targets with descriptions to grant them morale bonuses - they may only write embellishments using words they know. ((This phrasing is bad))
Runic phrase (su) a runewriter may not spend eloquence to assault their target directly - they may only write phrases using words that they know.
Runes (Su) at first level, and every two levels thereafter, a runewriter gains the spell word as a bonus word. The minimum spell level for this spell is equal to half their runewriter level, rounded up. This ability modifies words.
Crap, found out about it too late : ( Looks very cool !
That happens sometimes. But don't worry we will be releasing this most likely by this early summer. You can still follow our Facebook page to see what we are doing with this project and many more of ours. Hope this helps!
Writer Michael McCarthy and I, talked to DawnforgedCast and discuss their latest project, Crisis of the World Eater Kickstarter for Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, and the troubles and triumphs of creating professional gaming content. Watch it here on YouTube!
Everything that everyone suggested is right on point. The best way to get noticed is to do something on your own give it away for free and listen to what people say about it GOOD and BAD. That alone will give you a MAJOR leg up over many other newbies. Good luck.
Owen KC Stephens wrote:
I KNOW. That wasn't for you. It was for all the non-publishers reading this thread. :-)
Owen KC Stephens wrote:
Now can you imagine what it must be like for a NON-Paizo 3PP? Yep, it is THAT crazy.
@Louis: Have you thought about Chronicles of the Gatekeepers as an add-on, perhaps even as an exclusive POD-compilation for those who need modules to take them from level 1 - 5? Seems like a natural fit to me...
Actually not until you just said that. I think I have some work to do. :-)
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I'm currently at the $69 level but I feel like I could contribute more but the levels above that include some kind of creative contribution privilege which I don't value. Any chance of having add-ons that net content over contribution?
I understand that feeling. My idea was to not do add-ons and just add on more cool stuff to the threshold goals. Add-on to me were things that you might offer to someone at a discount and my feeling was just give it away for free if you reach a certain point. That just seemed to make more sense to me. Hope this helps.
Yes this will be added to the collected book.
As of right now these two books will be given to donors in a collected format (POD and PDF) and as individual adventure (PDF).
The Omega adventure: Inheritor of Entropy Heart. (lvl 18-20)
We have not reached it yet BUT we are only $1,800 from reaching it, so we should reach it.
Third party campaign settings detailed in printed editions of these adventures.
These are threshold goals that are later in this kickstarter and we MAY NOT reach them if we don't get enough people supporting this kickstarter.
Are these included in any of the rewards?
No. Only if we reach the threshold rewards levels.
Are there any plans for lvl 1-4?
No. Since this deals with more dangerous individuals we thought it would be best to start at 5th level.
Would this campaign fit in a tech heavy campaign setting? (spacefaring society)
It could. We built the setting for this to be a generic Pathfinder so you can drop it into anywhere with ease. But the sidetrek are each specific campaign world so that could be an issue. Hope this helps and thanks for the support!
Resurrecting this old thread now that Ultimate Intrigue added to Exhibit B of the Pathfinder Compatibility License. So those who wanted to check out Sidekick (Archetype), a new Archetype for use with the Pathfinder Role Playing Game Open Playest of the new Base Class, The Vigilante. Download the Sidekick (Archetype) Playtest Here and tell us what you think!
So I made a blog post describing my feelings about this kickstarter because I've actually been anticipating it a lot, but I have a few questions about things I haven't felt were clear enough.
Thanks for the blog post. We all really appricated it. I will try to answer the questions the best I can.
So just how much crunch outside of the adventure is planned?
We are setting the adventure on a generic world that can easily drop into you home campaigns. We are also planned (if we reach them) two more books that focus on The Deliverers of Omega (All the bad guys and their cool toys) and the Onyx Cabal (Think super team of bad guys working against the PCs). We are also doing a Universal Atlas for 3PP that you get a little info about each setting and world involved.
I would love to see reiteration of Necropunk crunch that's more in line with the reast of the rules. I'm also thrilled with any scifi or scifantasy crunch that gets out there.
When we reach the 3PP threshold goals you will learn that they are ct=reating their own sidetrek adventures that tie into the main adventure but also act as introduction adventures to those settings.
How do the different campaign settings incorporate into the story? Going to different dimensions? Interstellar travel?
We have found a way to let the PCs travel from place to place. Think Stargate and you will be in the right ballpark.
Does the World Eater have Heralds and do you have a picture of it if it does?
Yes the World Eater does. [b]http://lpjdesign.com/images/Crisis%20Ad-8.jpgThe herald is Asa and you have already see it.[b]
So Matt Medeiros just sent me the "special" iconics we have created specifically for Crisis of the World Eater Kickstarter. They are:
Kayleith Umboros (Human Unchained Barbarian)
So Maat Medeiros just sent me the "special" iconics we have created specifically for Crisis of the World Eater Kickstarter. They are:
Kayleith Umboros (Human Unchained Barbarian)