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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. 6,204 posts (6,526 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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John Kretzer wrote:
Chryssalid wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Luckily for me I have levels in rogue so I have uncanny dodge.
~turns to attack again~
Silly Chryssalid you are all ready dead.

How does that prevent Chryssalid from killing you as "its" final act?

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MMCJawa wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:

That is actually a tough question.

I favor something in the Spirit of Star Trek's Federation.

You can't actually do Star Trek, largely because ships with hundreds of crew-members isn't practical for play. PCs will need/want smaller ships.

I think you could pull off a star trek like setting, you would just spend a lot of time as "red shirts" on away missions and such, with the Enterprise or equivalent vessel sort of your "home town" that you return to.

True. This is the exact direction that Prime Directive went in.

But, what I was getting at (and was, perhaps, unclear about) is that Paizo is already aiming for a "Buck Rodgers" type feel. Since Star Wars was based on Buck Rodger/Flash Gordon, that path will already be well represented.

Since JBE is a 3rd Party Publisher, I was suggesting a setting that is a bit more "science" oriented, but still fundamentally optimistic.

Of course what will really make or break any new setting is a solid AP to support and develop it.

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John Kretzer wrote:
Also Star Trek has no fighters....a Star Wars fighter wing, especially piloted by force sensitive pilots, would tear apart a Star Trek Fleet.

Since we are not going to agree, is it worth continuing to argue about this?

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John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Does the revelation of Starfinder mean anything to you?

Yes....it means Pazio will be getting more of my money.

I am really excited by this news.

Yes, but we know so little right now. I worry about disappointment down the road.

Related to this: Star Wars or Star Trek?

You got to have faith...

Star Wars hands down....they actually have fleets not some peace looking hippies 'exploring' space.

I do have faith, I just disagree with your conclusion.

That said, was Disney's acquiring Lucas Arts a good thing?

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That is actually a tough question.

I favor something in the Spirit of Star Trek's Federation.

You can't actually do Star Trek, largely because ships with hundreds of crew-members isn't practical for play. PCs will need/want smaller ships.

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John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Does the revelation of Starfinder mean anything to you?

Yes....it means Pazio will be getting more of my money.

I am really excited by this news.

Yes, but we know so little right now. I worry about disappointment down the road.

Related to this: Star Wars or Star Trek?

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Does the revelation of Starfinder mean anything to you?

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Belabras wrote:
I rather like Taylor Fischer's work. Hope they stick with her.

Good Call. She could give Starfinder a distinct "look" from Fantasy Genre Pathfinder.

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UnArcaneElection wrote:

Also wonder if they will use anyone as a model for the art (at least for the renderings of the more human-appearing races . . . Although if anybody is up for modeling for the less human-appearing races, don't fell you have to hold back).

Actually, I am also interesting in who they may have for a lead artist.

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Rantraptor wrote:

Just one more outrage from our busted system. Go figure.

Not that I'm downplaying the implications. Tyranny is all this is. "Civil forfeiture". . . . .

I don't even know where to start with this rant.

Give them your silent, obedient consent.

Ummmmm. Naw.

And thus, without comment, Liberty dies.

mechaPoet wrote:
Alzrius wrote:
However, the new ruling says that if the police stop you even without any such suspicion, evidence that they subsequently seize could still be admissible. According to Justice Thomas, writing for the majority, this won't cause police overreach because the threat of civil suits will keep them in line
This won't cause police overreach because, hey, it's not like anything was keeping them from overreaching before.

/cry This is true.

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James Sutter wrote:
illumina3 wrote:
Are you accepting idea pitches and suggestions I assume?
If you're talking about actually writing products, the answer is no—open submissions, even just ideas, require really time-intensive sifting processes, and can end up in weird legal limbo if you're not careful. So for now all Starfinder writing is invite-only. But you're welcome to post suggestions for the types of things you want to see on the boards, so that we know what you're into!

In your opinion, is there a role for a Sci-Fi parallel to the Wayfinder?

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
If I pushed Ser Humpty Dumpty, Paladin, off his wall, then gathered up his remains and cooked them, would that get me deviled eggs?

It would still taste heavenly.

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Belle Sorciere wrote:

They did recover the phylactery. Redcloak prepared and gave a fake phylactery to Zykon and kept the real phylactery in his possession.

As soon as the phylactery was recovered, they moved on from Azure City.

Linked.

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Lpf wrote:

Hello ! So it's my first text there, and i'm a french guy... So apologize if my english is not that good.

I'm mastering the Council of Thieves in july. I'm working on it actually, and i've read several ppl to get a review on this campaign.

They are all agree that the CoT is not enough present at the start of the campaign and that Childrens of Westcrown are forgotten.

For the Childrens, i found something, but for the CoT... I don't have any ideas.

I've found on reddit: "For example, the party isn't aware of the existence of the main villain until the end of book 4 (I think), which is a glaring mistake, in my opinion. Read about the history of Drovenge family and try to incorporate them into the story, otherwise the villain becomes just some random dude they kill"

Do u have any ideas how to incorporate the Drovenge Family in the story sooner?

Thanks !

There are a couple of things I might suggest.

  • We know that Chammady Drovenge appears in the play after-party. Enlarge her role, and don't have her leave early. If you have a "lothario" in the party, have her seduce him/her, similar to what she has done with Vuiper Ghivel. (Chammandy's goal would be to "pump" him (or her) for information about the PCs. If she succeeds on getting info from the hero, have an appropriately leveled rogue attempt to assassinate the would be "lothario" - and leaving a message about interfering with the Council.)
  • Give Ecarrdian Drovenge a had of disguise, and have him replace Chammandy in the Devildrome. (He's gotta do something with his abundant spare time.) Have him give reasonable sounding "insider advice" to the heroes, but have that advice be intentionally wrong.
  • As the heroes move about between adventures, have the character with the best "street smarts" spot someone observing him/her from a distance. (If the player ties to catch the tail, run a chase scene per the Gamemastery Guide, but give the CoT agent a suicide capsule.)

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    Rovewin wrote:
    Is Starfinder going to be, in part, the proving ground for future mechanics of a PF2?

    You're not the first to speculate that.

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    Richard Redmane wrote:
    Jester David wrote:
    The catch being people don't have unlimited free time and most gamers can only play a single game at a time. They have to pick a side. People who opt to start Starfinder will likely do so by decreasing future Pathfinder purchases.

    Nice theory, however your argument here hinges on something that can't be proven or if anything is a false statement. Sales of Product A (Pathfinder Coke) will decrease with the arrival of Product B (Starfinder/Pathfinder Spirte) is a statement that assumes that there isn't a body of customers only interested in Product B and could care less about Product A.

    Listening to you doomsingers try to argue economics is amusing. Product diversity is never a bad thing, if anything the opposite is usually true. There is no perfect pepsi only perfect pepsi's...

    I don't think that is the proper plural for Pepsi.

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    I wonder what the visual style of the architecture and clothing of Starfinder will be?

    I doubt that the current art from the announcement is final (but it could be).

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    Cole Deschain wrote:
    Because I'm referring to the OP's second post in the thread, rather than my least-favorite good-aligned deity's formal writeup, which I don't read often enough to remember his epithets?

    Would you have preferred a more direct translation of Dionysis?

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    I guess some people just need to believe that there's someone out there who doesn't care about them.

    In answer to your question, I don't think such a god actually exists. The closest would be Groetus, but he doesn't resent being a god.

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    Aranna wrote:
    Sissyl wrote:
    Humph. Well, you can't prove I have the princess anyway. Now for the matter at hand! I demand tribute!
    Isn't it a little early to be planning your memorial tribute? You aren't defeated yet.

    Sissyl will not be defeated.

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    People are starting to project their hopes on this new project.

    Is there a danger of people setting themselves up for disappointment?

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    Also, in a blow to limiting magic ... the game is supposed to be backwards compatible with the Core Pathfinder game (not just the Bestiary).

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    Torbyne wrote:

    It would be easy to have a blanket rule about replacing monster SLAs with X powers from the Starfinder core book though, Backwards compatable doesnt mean it has to directly cross over.

    I would very much like to see most of the higher level spells either gone or locked behind difficult and time consuming rituals.

    This is plausible, and would be generally beneficial.

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    Hmmm ... we know that they intend the Bestiaries to be "backwards compatible." So some level of spell casting will be required.

    I think we are more likely to go the route of Occult Adventures.

    But, the capping the maximum spell level level seems reasonable.

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    How was the doors and levels in area B21 handled in play?

    It seems (to me) to be very complicated. Is it worth it?

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    Cole Deschain wrote:

    Ehhhhhhhh. What if the character is not meant to be a 'borged-out tinman?

    Tying a "racial bonus" to a subsystem which may or may not be universally applicable would feel like a step back.

    Yes, that should (if offered) be an option that the Bonus feat would be traded for.

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    DeathQuaker wrote:
    Kajehase wrote:
    I think I'd enjoy living in the dreamscape of your mind.

    It is largely filled with badass spy chicks and chocolate, mainly.

    Also, realized the Cartinelli should be a rhubarb pie glazed with schnapps.

    DeathQuaker, Agent Carter is over. Let it go.

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    captain yesterday wrote:
    That's one of the big mysteries of pathfinder. Hopefully he's well and happy wherever he is. :-)

    First the death of Aroden, now the disappearance of Mikaze!

    What other great mysteries are Paizo's writers going to throw at us?

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    Kobold Cleaver wrote:
    Uh, actually, the numbers clearly show we're winning, beardy. How many hatchlings did you spawn last week?

    None. Dwarves are not Oviparous.

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    Darius Darrenbar wrote:
    I'm going there, I want some iteration of the kobolds as a core race. Like the ratfolk I think they would thrive in this campaign setting.

    It's not like they are thriving in their current setting.

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    Gark the Goblin wrote:
    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
    Odraude wrote:

    Honestly given examples in both sci fi (Jude Law's character in A.I.) and human nature, I'd be surprised if there wasn't robots made for entertainment.

    Course this leads to robot rights activists fighting to free them, which always adds interesting adventures. But it's admittedly a more mature topic than some are used to.

    Right, and I agree. But in Pathfinder at least, there is a difference between a soulless, programmed animate object or construct "companion" and an ensouled free-willed android designed to be "companion". That's all I'm (trying) to say.
    So what you're saying is, the Paizo golem is not a playable character.

    It is way overpowered!

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    Richard Redmane wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Richard Redmane wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Richard Redmane wrote:
    Maybe some sort of engineer species (not dwarves) that managed to erect a grand utopian society, lose it, and are now questing to rebuild it?
    Are you referring to Kobolds?
    I confess I'm kind of late to the party (only picked up my copy of the core rules a month or two ago) and I'm still catching up on the lore but... *does some quick reading* No, doesn't sound like it. I was thinking more along the lines of an entirely new species that had risen and fallen with most of their racial abilities referring to faded glories. Sort of like the Commonwealth from Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda except only one species. Admittedly that sounds too generic for a single race now that I think about it...
    Because you are relatively new, you wouldn't get the long running gag about kobolds in Pathfinder. ;)
    No but I imagine it either has something to do with their relatively low canon status in the Pathfinder verse or something to do with Tucker's Kobolds (required reading for any GM/DM, period.)

    Not just Pathfinder.

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    Richard Redmane wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Richard Redmane wrote:
    Maybe some sort of engineer species (not dwarves) that managed to erect a grand utopian society, lose it, and are now questing to rebuild it?
    Are you referring to Kobolds?
    I confess I'm kind of late to the party (only picked up my copy of the core rules a month or two ago) and I'm still catching up on the lore but... *does some quick reading* No, doesn't sound like it. I was thinking more along the lines of an entirely new species that had risen and fallen with most of their racial abilities referring to faded glories. Sort of like the Commonwealth from Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda except only one species. Admittedly that sounds too generic for a single race now that I think about it...

    Because you are relatively new, you wouldn't get the long running gag about kobolds in Pathfinder. ;)

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    Theliah Strongarm wrote:

    Why don't they just make a whole new setting for Starfinder instead of leaving conspiracy theories that could fill a whole galaxy about what happened to Golarion?

    Two reasons:

    1 - like the death of Aroden, it give a central mystery to the setting that can generate plots.
    2 - given their short development cycle, leveraging existing material allows the writers to spend their time on "Science Fiction" aspects of the game.

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    Richard Redmane wrote:
    Maybe some sort of engineer species (not dwarves) that managed to erect a grand utopian society, lose it, and are now questing to rebuild it?

    Are you referring to Kobolds?

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    Marvin Ghey wrote:
    Call me crazy, but I kind of enjoy listening to people complain about having too many dungeons and dragons in their Dungeons & Dragons.

    They just want more paths in the Pathfinder.

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    OldSkul wrote:

    I'm hoping for a setting to be able to make a world akin to eternia (he man series) or future earth (thundarr). Oh the possibilities.....

    You can do Thundarr The Barbarian right now with Iron Gods.

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    [Spoiler Alert] We know from the initial press release that two elements from Iron Gods are key elements of the Starfinder setting.

  • An Ascended AI Deity.
  • The Dominion of the Black.

    The best guess will be the Dominion finally responding to distress call that the Rhu-chaliks sent during the Iron Gods campaign (Pathfinder #90: The Divinity Drive, p. 63).

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    Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
    The Paizo staff amoeba has reached a size where it may undergo mitosis and produce two awesome games instead of just one!

    But, just like Jonas Venture Jr., one may prove to be non-viable.

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    I wonder if the MitD is a fragment of the Snarl that was severed when the portal between the world and the Snarl's prison was closed.

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    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Will Starfinder be setting specific (like say Shadowrun) or will it be flexiable enough to support other Science Fiction/Fantasy settings (like G.U.R.P.s Space)?

    This was answered in another thread.

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    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Vic Wertz wrote:
    Garrett Guillotte wrote:
    I'm really, REALLY curious what Starfinder's space vehicle and zero-g combat will look like. That's been the biggest bear to wrestle with the built-for-2D Pathfinder rules, and I haven't seen anyone solve it particularly well. I haven't solved it very well, and now it looks like I won't have to (or get to).
    I would just like to point out that if you don't like our system, it's very likely you'll be able to publish your own under the compatibility license.
    Not so much your "system," but do you know yet if the Starfinder will be portable to other Science Fantasy type settings?

    Found out in another thread that this is intended to be setting specific.

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    Sundakan wrote:
    For Owen: Does it bother you that James is Gallant and Rob is Beloved, but you merely Endure?

    That means he will actually survive this product development cycle. The fates other two are not so certain. :)

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    So Tragic ...

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    Will Starfinder be setting specific (like say Shadowrun) or will it be flexiable enough to support other Science Fiction/Fantasy settings (like G.U.R.P.s Space)?

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    Vic Wertz wrote:
    Garrett Guillotte wrote:
    I'm really, REALLY curious what Starfinder's space vehicle and zero-g combat will look like. That's been the biggest bear to wrestle with the built-for-2D Pathfinder rules, and I haven't seen anyone solve it particularly well. I haven't solved it very well, and now it looks like I won't have to (or get to).
    I would just like to point out that if you don't like our system, it's very likely you'll be able to publish your own under the compatibility license.

    Not so much your "system," but do you know yet if the Starfinder will be portable to other Science Fantasy type settings?

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    Lord Mhoram wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    JoelF847 wrote:
    I'm pretty sure the designers like star trek a lot also, and my paraphrasing may have lost some details, but I think they were getting at the fact that you'll have a ship more like the Millennium Falcon which is a bit cobbled together, has a handful of rooms/modules, and doesn't always work as smoothly as you want, and less like the Enterprise which has everything you can imagine, and is all glossy slick and clean.
    And the PCs are unlikely to be the commanders of a ship with hundreds of crew-members.
    Once they hit mid level, just give them all the Leadership feat. Their cohorts are the 2nd or 3rd shift bridge officers and the followers are the crew. Security has security followers, the Doctor has nurses and other doctors and psychiatrists, Chief engineer has swarms of engineers.....

    That is if Starfinder supports the Leadership Feat. Not a given ... (I am of the opinion that Starfinder is actually Pathfinder 1.5)

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    JoelF847 wrote:
    I'm pretty sure the designers like star trek a lot also, and my paraphrasing may have lost some details, but I think they were getting at the fact that you'll have a ship more like the Millennium Falcon which is a bit cobbled together, has a handful of rooms/modules, and doesn't always work as smoothly as you want, and less like the Enterprise which has everything you can imagine, and is all glossy slick and clean.

    And the PCs are unlikely to be the commanders of a ship with hundreds of crew-members.

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    JoelF847 wrote:
    They did mention that it will be closer to Star Wars than Star Trek, with technology being a bit more "rusted" than slick and smoothly working.

    :(

    I quite like Star Trek.

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    With the focus on Absalom Station, it may be closer to Babylon 5 or Deep Space 9.

    A science fiction setting with the feel of Flash Gordon would be 100 kinds of AWESOME!

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