Adamantine Dragon wrote:
Isn't "withdraw" a full round action? So he couldn't stand from prone, move to the cord, grab the cord, sunder the cord AND withdraw all in one round could he?
Also keep in mind that Tarquin is busy congratulating Elan. He is not paying enough attention to Scoundrél. Remember by story tropes, Scoundrél will be dead soon enough.Breaking those tropes - which Tarquin has too much belief in - is the heart of Elan's plan.
It's pretty rare for characters to fight things that do negative levels below level 5.
This was my intuition as well - regardless of what some developer may have put into Thornkeep.
Level 1 (see Thornkeep, which throws that very monster at level 1 characters).
Just because a designer did it, does not mean that it is good design.
What I am seeing though is that it really depends on the GM's (an groups) play style.
In fact it was that very encounter that prompted this question. .
Occupied with other issues I fell behind on reading the current AP and to catch up took them with me on vacation. I liked the Worldwound Incursion, and while I found the background was overly complex between Anevia and Irabeth I thought they were interesting NPCs. I started the Sword of Valor and upon noting Sosiel and Aron I thought, “Hmm, now a guy couple, seems a bit cliché after the other pair.” It was especially odd since the only couples in the AP were LGBT, no mention of any significant other for Horgus and Aravashnial broke up with his girlfriend. This however spoiled neither the AP nor my vacation. It wasn’t until several days after returning and addressing the usual post vacation minutia that out of curiosity I checked to see if there was a thread on the topic. Indeed there were, including some offended, “Cancel my subscription” posts. I’m certainly not offended, but having the only couples in the AP be LGBT seemed forced and diminished them, either pair would have be more interesting without the other. Paizo’s effort to be inclusive was clunky, they forgot that if a little is good more isn’t necessarily better.
Ah, but keep in mind the way that APs are actually written.
This is how, as some have complained, AP segments can end up feeling too similar - such as the flooded dungeons in Skull & Shackles.
The point being that each author was creating their NPCs with a desire to be inclusive, which resulted in what feels to you, "redundant" NPCs relationships.
That's fine. The most important thing is that she be happy with the character. :)
Well, if she (and you) are up to the math, Summoners make wonderful primary melee characters. :)
Shoanti Barbarian?I hear that they are all the rage nowadays.
Tough question, since everyone is a d8 HD class, they are going to want to share primary melee duties. Given that the character would also be the primary healer (backed up by the bard) it could be difficult.
Also, adventures 3 & 4 (Hook Mountain Massacre and Fortress of the Stone Giants) have large amounts of High Strength & High Hit Dice creatures (namely "Humanoid (giant)" type foes) they might have problems. But all (or most) of them are experienced so it is nothing they should not be able to work around.
On a different note, beware the potential TPK that ins Xanesha. Even after the nerf from the Anniversary edition, she is still a REALLY dangerous fight.
A positive channeling cleric or paladin would be very helpful, especially for the Sinsaw Murders adventure (Lots of ghouls). So, bringing in that Cleric of Erastil would be no bad thing.
I bigger concern -given the age of some of your players- would be some of the very dark elements - especially in the Hook Mountain Massacre (and Sins of the Saviors).
If (and only if) your wife wants to go to a full BAB class, then Paladin or Fighter really depends on if the Cleric of Erastil plays or not.
Check these PDFs out. They are all written using the rules presented in the Basic Box.
Hardcopy will be harder as most of that material uses the "full Pathfinder rules," and you want to make sure before you start that kind of investment that he is really going to stay interested.
Velcro Zipper wrote:
Still, you're right though. It might have been cooler to have the first piece of the "staff" found accidentally by a construction crew. (Would have been better then some kind of weird "Neo-Pagan Hate Group.")
That section would then lead them to the other ones - with the Agents then racing against them (S.H.I.E.L.D. having the unwilling help of the Asgarian).
That would have allowed them to use the "Wrecking Crew" without directly naming them. :)
But, I sense that the writers are not into "playing" with the Marvel Universe lore that much.
Is Destroying a Fellow Player's Raised Dead / Commanded Undead an action that Constitutes PVP in Society Play?
Can someone find and link said post?
I have questions:
Also, with "braided blonde hair" you might rather consider coming from the "Land of the Linnorm Kings." There is a Norse nobility (and courtly graces), but there rank is much more "earned" so being an adventuring fighter would be much less of a problem.
3) The weapon master is most likely a much older man (at least 40+). A position such as that would normally be appointed to someone after years of military service. They would also most likely be very dedicated to the family. While the weapon master could, in a moment of weakness, consort with a 16 year old girl, the likelihood of doing so with the daughter of a King is pretty darn unlikely. He would know that he s putting his head on the chopping block.
Actually, if the was also an unmarried nobleman (or could be quietly made unmarried), the tryst would be seen as a solution if the son was sickly.
But, they your heroine might then need to flee if she did not want this marriage.
Hi all. About to start back in PFS again and wondered in your personal experience what classes are always welcome and which are not wanted. In MY area monks, rogues, and summoners was not wanted. I'm wanting to be a cleric this go around, think anyone would complain?
I asked this question a while ago. I got two answers:
Remember, you will be joining a table of people you don't know (and don't know you). So, you need to be prepared to "put your best foot forward."
I heartily agree.Even PAIZO is guilty of this - an example would be the Azlanti Gillman.
It was so bad, that I even felt the need to re-write the race.
Let's see what we can do.
Half-Dryad Racial Traits
This weighs in at 10 points, though with Damage Reduction, they are still a quite powerful.
The Shaman wrote:
Well, I imagine that character would be pretty bad in combat (outside of casting and healing, of course, though I find cleric casting a bit boring at first), and pretty decent in social roles. If that is what you want, go for it :)
One cannot be good at everything, and in the very urban campaign that is Council of Thieves, social skills matter.
Or Laurin. :)
Ming-Na is awesome. Aside from being a very pretty woman (not girly pretty but pretty nonetheless), she is a good actress and her roles are most of the time very interesting and have depth.Though in fairness, the parts offered to an Asian woman might have been limited.
I think I took the conspiracy hunter trait and selected perception as the class skill. That was a big help in getting my perception to such a large number early on.
Ah! But you were listing Westcrown Firebrand as your campaign trait, hence the problem.
Now, I didn't see a point cost with the Aasimar in the Advanced Race guide. I'll have to go dig it up in the book. Thanks for pointing it out.
There isn't one.
What I meant was, take off +2 Wisdom and +2 Charisma leaves
Or, 0+0+2+5+10+2 = 19
Now, if you rolled these stats, no problem.
As for my equipment, I'll definitely be on the lookout for a scimitar as my deity is Sarenrae, and thankfully we don't count encumbrance, but I'll still be upgrading to mythrill as soon as I can. I figured the battle aspergillum with it's ability to finflict extra holy water damage would cause more damage than using a scimitar with a o str bonus.
True, but some foes are annoyingly resistant to Blunt Weapons.
However, with your stats, you want to stay away from Melee if at all possible.
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Besides, would not the more hedonistic branches of CN Calistria's faith be a better fit for the character? (... not to mention easier for the GM to integrate into the campaign.)
Everyone might agree with you there.
However, getting Ming-Na Wen into some "sexy dress-up" is a fine idea!
Could go any number of ways. We have recently been shown the folly of trying to predict where Burlew is taking the plot.
Yes, I was alive (though still a kid) during Watergate.
Which might be the biggest reason for Fury giving Coulson's team such a high level of autonomy. If there is something Rotten in SHIELD and Fury knows it, then Coulson MK2 and an elite team floating just outside the normal organization hierarchy might be just the thing he needs.
This does make a lot of sense.
It also explains why neither Skye or Simmons will not face discipline (except from Agent Phil Coulson) for what they did. If Agent Victoria Hand tried to push the matter, she might get screwed because she may well have exceeded her authority in sending two of Coulson's agents on what amounted to a suicide mission. Given Coulson's reaction, a LOT of S.H.I.E.L.D. procedures appear to have been ignored for that kind of operation.
So, while Fury has concerns about Skye, she did exactly what he wanted in this instance.
As you know from the player's guide, you will be dealing with the shadowbeasts. So your two knowledge skill options are spot on (Outsiders and Undead). Both your Diplomacy and Sense Motive skills are excellent buys - you will use them frequently in this very urban campaign.
Devils are resistant to fire, but undead are not. You will encounter both types of foes throughout the AP.
What deity? From your domains, it looks like Sarenrae (And excellent choice by-the-way), but if so you may want to invest in a Scimitar also.
However, how did you get a Perception of 10? It is not a cleric class skill, and neither of your traits change that.
With a Strength of 10 and Chainmail, you will need to watch encumbrance.
So, aside from checking your math, I like your build. You should do well in the campaign.
Grey Lensman wrote:
Half to most of the Avengers (as well as Coulson) would have been in a cell (or at least discharged) before the events of Avengers if the world operated the same way ours does. Most of the rest (including Fury) would have met the same fate after.
How do you actually arrest Bruce Banner or Thor?
While you could arrest Stark, good luck holding him.
Matthew Morris wrote:
Given the tie in with the movies, if what we're seeing in the Winter Soldier trailers is accurate, then SHIELD is manipulative and treacherous, not jsut 'shown to be'.
And this is the problem.
We live in a post Edward Snowden world. A Government Organization that is manipulative and treacherous will be seen by the Viewing Public as villains - as will characters who are a willing part of it.
People understand that some secrets need to be kept - but in today's world it really helps if the Agency doing it is seen as trustworthy.
This is why the NSA revelations have been so damaging. They destroyed the people's trust in the government - completing the work that George W. Bush's problems had started. (And showed that Obama is not so different from his predecessor.)
I'm also not in favor of trying to keep the 3rd world desperately poor to keep them from adding to the over-consuming problem. That's a first world problem and we need to solve it there.
Actually, China has successfully demonstrated that it isn't JUST a first world problem.
However, you are right about trying to keep the 3rd world poor. Not only will it not work - it is simply wrong.
The problem is as these peoples become more affluent, ancient symbols of prosperity do become an issue when too many people now have the ability to demand (and get) them (See Shark Fins/Ivory/Rhino Horn).
But, no, I do not know how to solve the issue. As, per the article I linked about over-consumption (relinked here); the behavior is HARD WIRED into our DNA.
Lord Snow wrote:
Anyway, yeah, Simmons and Skye should have been arrested, questioned, and a whole bunch of other things for what they did. How are viewers supposed to take SHIELD seriously after seeing how forgiving/stupid they are?
And, given how manipulative and treacherous S.H.I.E.L.D. is being shown to be, how are we supposed to "root" for them.
As far as ratings go, I have a feeling that this might get a bit more leeway than some others shows in regards to staying on the air. After all, in addition to being a regular show, I imagine that Disney looks at it as an opportunity for world-building for the MCU.
If what you mean is building a Hostility for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then they are right on target.