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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 5,745 posts (6,050 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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David knott 242 wrote:

I don't see the issue. The Shadow Eidolon text makes no mention of base form, nor does it alter the eidolon in other than a trivial way, so why can't you just pick a subtype and base form as you would with any other unchained eidolon?

None of them felt like a good fit (i.e., no Kyton or Shadow), but I could use Devil (since that is what Kytons where in 3.5).

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Using the existing "Subtypes" available how would one replicate the the Shadow Caller (Fetchling racial archtype) summoner.

For the summoning abilities, leave it unchanged.
Spell changes, are not a problem.

The Eidolon is the problem. None of the available subtypes seem like a good fit.

Note: this is for an NPC villain.

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
5murf-Drone 63 wrote:


Why were Kobolds not included as a Player race in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook?
James Jacobs is responsible for all crimes against the kobold race. You will have to defer all such questions to him. ON ANOTHER THREAD.

I have heard that Kobolds are considered too powerful for PC use. Is that plausible to you?

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David Montgomery wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
David Montgomery wrote:

Personally, I think the restrictions make it much easier to actually do the stat-wise construction of a Summoner. After reading it over, I'm not as reticent to introduce newer players to the Unchained Summoner. That's a bit of relief.

I think the biggest challenge is negotiating flavor. I had a blob of GM credit sitting at 2nd level (not yet played at 2nd, sadly) that I was going to make a fiery dragon-riding LG halfling holy crusader. All good fluff-wise, but literally unable to make with Unchained Summoner rules. I think that it stand at odds with the flavor of the original class ("I made this with my imagination, and it likes me!") that someone Lawful Good cannot imagine a mount.

Given that the elementals are the odd one out in that they're the only ones not based on the Outer Planes, in my home games, I'm probably going to make them the exception to the alignment restrictions as well. And elementals can easily do dragons (I think magma dragons are literally from the elemental plane of fire). Won't help in PFS, admittedly. You'd have to go NG.
That may be what I'd have to do. I was hoping for an LG character (you personally know I have so many questionably good characters. :D )

Try an Agathion

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Divvox2 wrote:
Dafydd wrote:
Divvox2 wrote:
gnoams wrote:
cons- way less customization, particularly in your eidolon's appearance
Am I missing something? You can't play plant-types or (actual) insect types, that's true, but looking at all the different lores of deamons, angels, and other subtypes I'm having a hard time picturing a situation where you couldn't do just about anything outsider-themed. It IS an outsider after all, and always has been (there really aren't many outsider plants or insects).
Eidolon Model wrote:
An eidolon can look like almost anything its summoner desires. Eidolon models are pre-built examples of base forms and evolutions that provide an easy guide to building an eidolon with a specific appearance or theme.

Lets look at the models

Lots of Models!

So of the 22 models in Ultimate Magic, only 5 are based on...

In fairness, they do need to ad some more subtypes. :)

Divvox2 wrote:

Per unchained, that evolution is no longer legal as it wasn't included in Unchained. Also a little wacky to have a psychopomp masquerading as an undead.

-edit-

Oshi, wait, it is from a different source and it doesn't impact base type. Is it still legal?!

Actually, if the role-playing leap is too hard, try going with a Daemon as you base type.

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LazarX wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:

Oh Dear!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ISN'T Part of the MCU -- Joss Whedon

Technically he's right. The characters for the most part, are Television creations. And I don't even think Coulson existed before the various Marvel movies.

True. Phil Coulson did not exist before the first Iron Man movie.

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Matthew Morris wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

Now that I think about it....

** spoiler omitted **

Hmm, that's worth pondering

** spoiler omitted **

I do not agree.

Spoiler:
Commander Gonzoles is still wrong. By keeping things "off the books" he kept that information out of HYDRA's hands - else Coulson would have nothing to rebuild with.

And the "Theta Protocol" may well originate after The Winter Soldier, coming from Coulson's mind rather then Fury's.

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Krensky wrote:
It's used as a symbol representing the mutation rate in a population.

This is likely the intended meaning.

For contract reasons, they cannot say "mutation" so they needed another way to describe the "enchanced."

So "Theta Protocol" is a plan to deal with the rapidly increasing numbers of the gifted.

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Lord Snow wrote:

Theta protocl is probably

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Likely because of Bahrain. May fears the "enhanced" on a very deep level (including Skye). So, the idea of an army of these people (or even that they are no longer exremely rare) would be terrifying to her.
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Lord Snow wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
CapeCodRPGer wrote:
Do they explain how cap lives? Seeing this Friday and heard about this. Hope this bit is not as bad as it looks and takes me out of the movie.
I haven't seen it yet, but... if (MCU) Ultron is based on Tony Stark's personality/mental engrams, his ego would want an audience to witness his triumph, and more importantly, that he (Ultron) was right. I think it goes even deeper with Cap, as Tony seems to have unresolved anger/resentment that his dad might be more proud of creating Cap than creating Tony. I would expect Cap would be the second-to-last Ultron would kill, and Tony would be the last.
It's not an issue with a moment in the plot where Ultron chose not to kill Cap, it's an issue with Rogers taking a lethal blow square on in the chest and not even looking as if it hurt him. He shouldn't have survived it at all.

... Hence my comment above about Joss Whedon's "hissy fit".

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Aranna wrote:

Freehold DM... "Hate leads to suffering"

Let go of your hate for Whedon before it leads you to the dark side.

This has already happened.

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Lemmy wrote:
(e.g.: We know they would never kill Captain America, but it breaks immersion when he is barely inconvenienced by stuff that should kill him)

Proposition: Whedon put the infamous "Untron shooting Captain America" as a kind of temper tantrum because he was not allowed to kill any of the major characters.

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Oh Dear!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ISN'T Part of the MCU -- Joss Whedon

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The black raven wrote:
If a sentient Flesh Golem dies, can it come back as a hatred-filled undead, or even fiend ?

Possible, but I doubt it.

The story appears to be tying up subplots at this point. I doubt that she will be reappear.

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In a way, that was actually a little sad.

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Neil Spicer wrote:
I believe Jason has something in mind (and hence, production) for that. Should be coming up for release soon.

Question: Mr. Spicer, since you provided scaling information to go from the 20 build used to a 15 point build, do you have any thoughts on how to scale up to a 25 point build?

Or do you wish to leave that to the purchaser (or better, give the player(s) the opportunity to further customize the heroes)?

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Brox RedGloves wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Not the same without ant man. I don't see Tony making ultron, I just don't. He's not a philanthropist/scientist in the same mold.
In an interview, Whedon himself stated how he really wanted to use Pym for the Ultron origin, but Ant Man was already in development and he couldn't step on Wright's toes. Tony is smart enough—especially with J.A.R.V.I.S. established as Chekov's A.I. back in Iron Man (I)—has the resources, is an untrusting control freak, and was looking for a way to get out of the armor since IM3... he has great believable motivations for developing a robot peacekeeper(s) program. And he has an ego big enough to think he can pull it off successfully, despite a track record (starting with his dad) of inventions that turn out to dangerously malfunction and/or be misused.
Actually, with S.H.I.E.L.D. imploding, he would see a void (Global emergency response) that would need filled.
I could easily see Tony making an army of killbots without batting an eye, especially with whedon at the helm of the film.
Why not? He already had the House Party Protocol with J.A.R.V.I.S. driving the suits. The next step would be to make them autonomous.

Which leads to ... the plot of Avengers 2.

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BigDTBone wrote:
Scythia wrote:
wraithstrike wrote:
One thing I have noticed is that the new monk and rogue are being discussed more like what they are which would be "house rule suggestions", but people tend to be up in arms about this summoner/eidolon as if it is some type of official errata that has to be played. Why is that?
I suspect alot of people think that PFS is going to switch completely to the new version.
My inclination is they are right. They are awfully tight-lipped which, to me, indicates a nerf on the horizon.

Or ... it could mean an internal debate is still ongoing.

Don't try to read too much into what is going on.

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Feros wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:
J-Bone wrote:
I hope this means we'll get some AP plug in adventures for Iron Gods. I've made great use of the ones for Kingmaker and soon will be doing so for Wrath.

We've got two in the queue in various stages of completion:

Starfall by Tom Phillips and Mike Welham - a high-level adventure featuring a decaying satellite and alien explorers whose researches have awakened a danger far greater than they knew. Available March 2015.

Scorpions of Perdition by Nic Logue - a low/mid-level adventure focused on strange happenings in a mining colony in the Land of Savage Science infiltrated by mysterious hunters from beyond! Available April 2015.

Nic Logue and mysterious hunters from beyond? Shut up and take my money! :)

Any updates on these?

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Nohwear wrote:
With the presence of Scarlet Witch, part of me wonders if the death will be permanent.

They could bring back Agent Coulson so that he can die again.

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Arachnofiend wrote:
Except the non-charisma based caster classes have more skill points and usually get UMD as a class skill (I say usually but I'm pretty sure all casters get UMD).

Wizards don't, but rarely care.

---- ---- ----

Has anyone had a chance to "field test" the new summoner yet?

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captain yesterday wrote:
All of them :-)

Not sure I completely agree there.

I was thinking more along the lines of what areas have not been the setting for an AP yet.

In my order of preference
Qadira/Taldor (Reign of Winter leaves early enough that it does not count)
The Dragon Empires (Jade Regent doesn't delve deeply enough to count)
Nex/Alkenstar/Geb
Jalmeray
Hermea/The Seaming Sea/Azlant
Iobara
Razmiran
Druma/Five Kings Mountains
Molthune/Nirmathas
Nidal
The Sodden Lands
Realm of the Mammoth Lords/Land of the Linnorm Kings
The Isle of Kortos
Thuvia/Rahadoum
Galt

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J-Bone wrote:
DANGIT! I keep wishing for Arcadia! Foiled again!

What areas of Golarion's Inner Sea are still underdeveloped?

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Calth wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Threeshades wrote:

The one question I have about the Unchained Eidolon is this:

Can i still make a four armed, two-tailed abomination with two tentacles growing from he left half of its face and a third one from its lower right armpit?

In other words, aside from the smaller evolution pool, has the cosmetic customizability of the eidolon suffered?

No, but they didn't include "Qliphothic" in the subtypes, so that might be a limitation on your concept.

Actually, that is doable: Have a daemon/demon/protean eidolon, take serpentine base form, send 4 points on arms, 1 point on the second tail, and 3 points on tentacles and you got it.

Ill be honest, I haven't seen a single build in this thread, even the huge dragon, that isn't doable with this new system. The huge dragon, take air elemental quadruped base form: 4 points large, 6 points huge, 1 point tail, 4 points breath weapon, 1 point mount. (Yes elementals get 16 pool points) And there, you have a huge flying mount with a breath weapon and a tail.

That's true. Protean would work well for this.

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KingOfAnything wrote:
She tried to talk things out

Admittedly, Bozzok did not help his cause.

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Threeshades wrote:

The one question I have about the Unchained Eidolon is this:

Can i still make a four armed, two-tailed abomination with two tentacles growing from he left half of its face and a third one from its lower right armpit?

In other words, aside from the smaller evolution pool, has the cosmetic customizability of the eidolon suffered?

No, but they didn't include "Qliphothic" in the subtypes, so that might be a limitation on your concept.

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Actually, does the Unchained Summoner invalidate all the existing archetypes?

(Once could ask the same question for the Barbarian, Monk, & Rogue.)

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Nohwear wrote:
Thank you everyone for your feedback. I have decided to run Rise of the Runelords. As for new players making bad decisions, this is why I have carried a house rule from my old group that gives players three sessions to field test characters.

Just stay alert for potential TPKs and you should be fine. If you're using the anniversary edition then it's much better, but you still (as a GM) need to keep your eyes open.

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While not actually an error, some eidolons subtypes swap out their claws for a slam attack (Angel, Archon, Elemental, Inevitable, and Psychopomp), but the "Biped" base form (from page 34 of Unchained) still presumes claws.

This could lead to confusion, and would benefit from clarification.

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captain yesterday wrote:

Really it depends on what they like, if they watch a lot of Star Wars type stuff, Iron Gods is the place for you :-)

If you'd rather drop a Tolkien bomb on them, go for Giantslayer or Rise of the Runelords.

If Indiana Jones or The Mummy are more their style Mummy's Mask is going to work best for that :-)

If you're into Pirates, there's Skull and Shackles

If you want a Batman/Princess Bride cross over special, Curse of the Crimson Throne is an Instant Classic

I didn't suggest most of those because the OP listed three specific options - Emerald Spire, Rise of the Runelords, and GiantSlayer.

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Azten wrote:
QuidEst wrote:
What are some other cool unique options? Agathion sounds amazing. (Now my Synthesist will be even more tanky!)

Here's a question for the people who have the PDF.

How are archetypes handled?

They are not handled: There is no mention of archetypes at all.

B.T.W., more subtypes would be helpful. Specifically Fey and Genie.
The real question is: "how log before they show up in a Wayfinder?"

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Serisan wrote:
Dr. Johnny Fever wrote:
The class really deserves to have a 9 level spell list with this new reduced eidolon; I believe it would be very in line with the power levels of the other 9 level 3/4 BAB classes (shaman, cleric, druid, oracle).
I only want to focus on this statement as I haven't seen the book yet. Because the summoner is an arcane caster, keeping it at 3/4 BAB and moving to 9 levels of casting would be breaking the design rules.

True. But I doubt Dr. Johnny Fever would have complained about making the Summoner a 9 level spell list if he then had to have a d6 hit die and 1/2 BAB. :)

Claxon wrote:

The problem is that it's not as grossly overpowered as it used to be.

Which is why there is all the whining.

Fixed your post for you. ;)

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Shisumo wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:

Variant Multiclassing, p. 88

I may be missing something, but I am not seeing how to handle spell progression when the secondary class is a spellcaster (and the primary class is not).
I don't see where the variant multiclassing rules intersect with spell progression at all. The VMC rules don't give you spellcasting; they can give you a spell-like ability or two, but they specifically cover how to handle such things. Can you give an example of what you're asking?

You're right.

The only one that is mushy is Magus
"Spellstrike: At 11th level, he gains the spellstrike class
feature, but he can use it only with spells that are on the
magus spell list, even though he can cast them using another
class’s spell slots."

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Nohwear wrote:
If you were to base your selection based mainly on introducing people to Pathfinder, which AP would you pick? The ones that most interest me to run are Giantslayer, Rise of the Runelords, and Emerald Spire.

Hmmm ...

Rise of the Runelords uses several "classic" themes, which is good. But parts of the AP can become a meat grinder, and this could be discouraging (Xenisha for instance).

Giantslayer is not yet completely available, so it is hard to evaluate.

I don't know enough about Emerald Spire to offer any input there.

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Variant Multiclassing, p. 88
I may be missing something, but I am not seeing how to handle spell progression when the secondary class is a spellcaster (and the primary class is not).

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doc the grey wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

That same revaluation is going to destroy Afterlife.

Spoiler:
Also, was he after Whitehall because he was trying to recover her missing pieces? That would give him an interesting reason for being angry with Coulson for killing Whitehall - and thus making recovery near impossible.

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Farrindor wrote:
And some of the evolutions were massaged, such as Pounce not coming online too early. I do like the 'not always an evolution' ability some of them get as they go along, very flavorful.

Yes. Pounce was a huge problem.

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Scavion wrote:

Also the Unchained Eidolon is less fleixible overall in exchange for thematic templates.

Aka your demon or angel eidolons have specific evolutions they gain at certain levels and have certain evolutions theyre locked out of.

The unchained summoner has less evolution points to spend since the eidolon types come with some abilities.

Hopefully that will limit some of the most egregious abuses.

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Scavion wrote:

Yes.

** spoiler omitted **

Well, while that was a problem. The power of the eidolon - especially at lower levels - was the real issue.

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Reading through Pathfinder Unchained, and I need to ask: Is the revised Summoner less broken then the original summoner?

I'm not seeing much difference.

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Damon Griffin wrote:

Gonzales's attitude seems to be "Anything I can't personally control -- a cube of information, another S.H.I.E.L.D. faction, superpowered individuals -- is automatically dangerous and must be brought to heel."

In another character, you might say that was motivation from fear, but that would be inconsistent with Gonzales's backstory, so for him it must be motivation from distrust. He can't get past being suspicious of everyone; not entirely unreasonable given the whole HYDRA infiltration, but still...if he can't trust anyone or anything he can't control, his logical evolution over time is to become what he says Fury was, playing things closer and closer to the vest until he becomes the Keeper of Secrets.

I wonder if Fury went through that kind of evolution himself.

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Now that the heavy lifting has been done ...

... Is it time for Paizo to create a Science Fiction (or Space Opera) variant of Pathfinder?

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Here4daFreeSwag wrote:

Something for the becmi ruleset.

Alternate worlds, time-traveling, and cybernetic foes-what more can be asked for?

Interesting. I wonder how well it would translate to Pathfinder.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Corwin Icewolf wrote:
*shrugs* they also recommend that sorcerers engage in melee.

Of course, when your sorcerer has a 30 AC it isn't so bad an idea.

Not that I expect the target audience of this book to know how to manage that.

While I am not always in agreement with the advice given for the themes, I don't think that the advice they gave the dragon sorcerer is bad. Their 1st Level Bloodline Power is claws after all.

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These are AWESOME!

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Shisumo wrote:
I wonder if anyone on Gonzales' team ever told Steve Rogers that Fury was making the wrong call for using him?

Unlikely.

Remember, as we saw in the flashback scenes, before the battle with Hydra none of the "real S.H.I.E.L.D." members were questioning Fury's orders.

(... and we still don't know what changed to cause them to repudiate Fury now.)

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Ceaser Slaad wrote:

Quark was the only one true science fiction series and all others are naught but pale imitations and near beer by comparison!

*Also makes sure that Roomlord Sore-shins is totally surrounded by tables of all sizes, shapes and descriptions. Then puts out the fire on I'm Hiding In Your Closet by spawning on him.*

I'm shocked that you even remember Quark.

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Marco Polaris wrote:
First one that comes to mind that's Pathfinder related is Santiago: A Myth of a Far-Flung Future. I think Star Wars SAGA Edition had an adventure path, though I'm less certain about how commercially available it is.

Bad News, b.t.w.

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Russell Morrissey wrote:
It's on hiatus right now while I figure out what to do with it. We have about 7 customers total for it, so I'm, trying to decide what to do next in the absence of customer demand.

If you only have seven customers for it, I might suggest Queen Elsa's advice: "Let it go."

(Pity, I was interested in it. But if it is not going to end, I might as well look elsewhere. :( )

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Is "Santiago" still active, or has EN Publishing abandoned it?

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