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Shakespearean Drizz't wrote:
It has taught me much about sparkly vampires.
Hayato Ken wrote:
Not just a whole continent, but region specific races, class variants, and really cool monsters that just don't fit in as well in an Occidental setting.
And as awesome as Cthulu or traditional western horror is, supernatural Asian creatures can show what terror really means.
Hayato Ken wrote:
I know that it´s possible and been spoken of, therefore, by the laws of the universe, sooner or later it has to happen^^
It has been spoken of before, none the less it will not happen.
The Universe will cheat thee. :p
“It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be left alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.”
― H.P. Lovecraft
Hayato Ken wrote:
Indeed, an end-to-end Asian themed AP MUST include dragons. They are that important to Chinese and Japanese folklore.
But, we both know that such an AP will not happen. Stop torturing yourself.
Interesting enough, the Suli's breakdown in the race builder's examples section claims they still have darkvision.
I know, but the suli racial write-ups in every other source remove that feature. Hence, my assertion that they should sell back Darkvision. Doing so brings their RP cost back down to 14.
For those who care ...
Changeling Racial Traits
Hulking Changeling (Annis Hag): The changeling gains a +1 racial bonus on melee damage.
Green Widow (Green Hag): The changeling gains a +2 racial bonus on Bluff checks against creatures that are sexually attracted to her.
Sea Lungs (Sea Hag): The changeling may hold her breath for a number of rounds equal to three times her Constitution before she risks drowning.
** - Bastards of Golarion, p. 31
This brings the Changeling in at 8 points.
Suli is 16 points, and changelings are something like 7 I think.
Suli should be 14 points, as they sell back their Darkvision (gained from the Outsider type).
Going back in time for a moment...
Are the prices in the Technology Guide artificially inflated?
For example, comparing a Revolver (4,000gp from Ultimate Equipment) to a laser pistol (10,000gp from the Technology Guide) would indicate that the laser weapon's price is double what it should be.
Are other technological equipment prices likewise inflated?
Remember, a Medium Construct also gains +20 bonus hit points. :)
Norman Osborne wrote:
They could also be cold because she was worrying about Fritz.
Which is sad. The "Reign of Terror" situation in Galt would have been perfect for Vigilante type characters.
Corgis - their cuteness is too great not to be creatures of the Fey.
Nirmathas, and central Andoran have strong fae connections ... and have not yet been featured in an AP.
Are there any other areas of strong "First World" activities ... that have not been a major part of an AP?
A Numerian hunter with a robot companion rather than an animal companion sounds quite charming. A party member in my Iron Gods campaign is planning on taking Improved Familiar at 7th level and acquiring a Clockwork Familiar for the closest she can get to a robot familiar. Alas, a mechanical familiar will incite trouble in the anti-robot town of Iadenveigh in The Choking Tower, unless she keeps it hidden.
Actually, a LOT of the robots encountered (especially at the low levels) in Iron Gods are re-flavored "clockwork" types.
A good example being the clockwork servant in the AP's first encounter.
Why not re-flavor the familiar as an actual robot? It won't cause any balance issues (if fact it makes the familiar slightly more vulnerable).
captain yesterday wrote:
It is, but successfully communicating this to the players was part of my concern in starting the thread.
Captain Kuro wrote:
That sounds a little "meta." It is like telling the players that they need to level before going to Starfall.
That said, #2 would also be a good demonstration of the Technic Leagues evil. (Something that is missing from the AP.)
Captain Kuro wrote:
3.) A brush with some technic league goons who are just as powerful as the PCs, but who are revealed to merely be initiates or apprentices. Among their gear can be notes that they are seeking an oracle or going to investigate the choking tower.
I like this idea. The middle of the AP definitely needs more Technic League.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
But I don't believe that the Expanded Universe was ever considered official canon.
Perhaps I was too subtle. (I thought the "[mocking]" tags would be enough. It appears I was wrong.)
The point I was trying make (unsuccessfully) is that CBS will prostitute the series as much as needed to sell the subscription service.
Norman Osborne wrote:
2) In the first Ensign Ro episode, Riker jumps down her throat about the Bajoran earrings. Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend is still wearing what I can only assume to be the official Starfleet slut uniform.
Your description seems a little harsh.
That doesn't mean that your point is invalid. 7-of-9 could get away with it because (originally) it was medically necessary - and later she was still technically a civilian, so would not be required to wear a uniform.
I think you missed my point.
[mocking]As part of the effort to gain more subscribers to their All Access service, CBS has mandated that THIS will be the duty uniform of all female crew members.[/mocking]
Arturius Fischer wrote:
Didn't stop it from being the progenitor, or handling issues much better than, oh, Voyager or Enterprise.
Oh hell yes. The later series became much more about maintaining a level of ratings then using science fiction to comment on society.
It is still in bad taste.
Reading through the adventures in preparation for running the Iron Gods AP, I am noticing that it is far too easy for the heroes to get the impression (from the information in Lords of Rust) that they should go from Scrapwall to Starfall. There is very little about Casandalee, so I could easily see the players missing the importance of that clue.
Has this been a problem in actual play?
I couldn't care less about financial success...
Yes, but your livelihood doesn't depend on the ticket sales (as a bunch of people at Warner Bros. are finding out). The financial success or failure of a film does matter.
That said, Ming-Na Wen is not wrong. And, there are too few roles for non-white actors as it is. I'm sure we could found an Asian actress for the role, as someone above pointed out, sales in Asia are now a big part of Hollywood's income stream.
The Anthony Li wrote:
Thank You. I feel that Iron Gods needs more Technic League presence. So anything that increases their screen time before the big confrontation in Book 5 is a good thing.
... not to mention, more of a push towards Iadenveigh (as opposed to going straight to Starfall) at this point in the AP could be helpful.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
I agree with Deadman, that Hive let his memories of others affect his better judgement. Mostly because while spite is good, it's not good to use it against someone that still has the resources that Gideon has.
Not to mention someone Hive/Ward still needs to accomplish his own goals.
Torag, would probably go to far into the defending the dwarven people, and become a god of xenophobia and paranoia, a racist DWARVES FIRST diety
How is this different then his current doctrine?
How about going at it from the other direction?
The AP could be about Shelyn becoming more pro-active in saving her brother. Who says that good deities have to be passive?
My group has just made it to the excavator in Lords of Rust. I still haven't found a large sized mini for Hellion's chassis as described in the module, so I think I will change it to look like a Dark Trooper and adjust the stats accordingly. I also haven't decided on which NPC to rewrite as a Force-user, so I may just add an encounter with one of my own design.
Will Furkas Xoud be a Dark Force ghost?
Killer Power wrote:
The reason has to do with expectation management.
John Kretzer wrote:
I thought that is suffered from being rushed out for that year's GenCon. It has far more then its share of editing and balance issues.
Where do you want to go?
The elven magic racial ability states:
"Elven Magic: Elves receive a +2 racial bonus on caster level checks made to overcome spell resistance.
Do these bonuses still apply to an Alchemist's extracts or bombs when confronting spell resistance?
And should elves have a bonus on baking cookies?
I own Mythic Adventures. I'm just not a fan.
But you are right. The problem is when player characters gain these powers.