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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. 5,598 posts (5,901 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. 2 wishlists. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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There is another problem with the 9000 years ago.

Technological societies do not build their equipment to last thousands of years. Unlike the ancient, technological cultures do not expect the world to be the same 200 years from now, let alone thousands of years.

Avoiding the cynical "planned obsolescence," the fact that the equipment would last a couple of hundred years would be a side-effect of designing for the rigors of Space Travel. The idea that it would last thousands of years doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

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Lord Snow wrote:
Quote:
Dormant sexism in the script or a reflection of not at all dormant sexism in the 40s?
But you can't have it both ways. Either they trust her and appreciate her, or they don't. So either she is not there in the first place, or they should at the very least consider her as an option - which they didn't. By "dormant sexism" I meant that because she is a woman, the script writer did not even deem it worthy to give a good reason why she shouldn't be chosen to be enhanced.

Actually, yes you can have it both ways.

Yes, they trust and appreciate Peggy Carter's abilities. But she is a woman.

In America (or Britain for that matter) fighting on the front lines was a job for a man.

That was the extent of their thinking.

Lord Snow wrote:
They either didn't think about it or considered it self explanatory, both of which I find to be an expression of finding women to be lesser than men.

Very true. You're not grasping how different the world was then, in the 1940s men (and women!) actually believed that men were superior.

This is why she is encountering so much resistance in the S.S.R. After the war was over, the men (who still ran the world) fully expected women to return to the previous roles.

Shadowborn wrote:
I'm pretty sure that doesn't need to be spelled out. Carter was in charge of finding the right volunteer. If she'd though she was the right one, then she would have volunteered herself. Plus, you know, Steve freakin' Rogers is Captain America.

Incorrect. Colonel Chester Phillips was in charge of recruiting volunteers.

Steve Rogers, however, was recruited directly by Dr. Abraham Erskine.

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GreyWolfLord wrote:
Probably some bathrooms. Everyone always forgets the bathrooms, until they need to use one.

But where does the waste go?

I mean really, where does things left in the mansion go?

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John Kretzer wrote:
Though two rights do make a airplane. Don't ask me it is something my Mom said.

So you don't want us to ask you?

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John Kretzer wrote:
lucky7 wrote:
You have a thread as well, so nyah!
This thread is mine. And two wrongs don't make it right.

Don't that take three wrongs?

... is is that just three lefts?

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James Jacobs wrote:
Also, the virtual reality that Unity creates is not just a program. It is, in fact, another dimension. The PCs traveling there are more akin to a group using astral projection to travel from Golarion to Hell than a more sci-fi "it's all in your mind" kinda thing. Closer to Tron than the Matrix.

But being that this is a P&P Roleplaying experience, isn't it "all in your mind" anyway? ;)

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lucky7 wrote:
Because she can't move without revealing something which can't be revealed in polite company.

You have your own thread! :P

Stop answering questions in this one.

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John Kretzer wrote:
lucky7 wrote:
Can I get that vampire chick to wear pants, or a shirt, or anything?
Probably if you ask nicely enough.

But, why would you want to?

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Dragonchess Player wrote:
Considering how much that progress is handicapped by the (dis-)organizational structure, secrecy between its members, and (until recently, with Kevoth-Kul becoming the Black Sovereign and falling under their control) limited political/economic power, the Technic League probably spent much of the time since the murder of Sidrah Imeruss hoarding bits of tech to figure how to use it and stealing from each other rather than actually trying to really understand how it worked.

So, what you're saying is that had Sidrah Imeruss been a better judge of character, the Technic League and Numeria would be vastly more advanced (and powerful) then they are now.

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Yakman wrote:

Okay. But still.

How are these fluids still leaking, etc.?

I get the robots created these weird repair code ecosystems within the Divinity, but wouldn't Numeria be cooler if, instead of a reclaimed barbarian paradise with some super science, it was instead, a post-apocalyptic techno-barbarian insaneistan?

I think the great age of the Divinity results from the tradition of ancient ruins in Fantasy Settings.

But, I get where you are coming from though. Even with only being founded in 4501 A.R., the Technic League should have made more progress.

B.T.W., even notice how disorganized and ineffective the Technic League is at controlling technology - even though it somehow kept super-science from spreading into the neighboring nations.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

What is love?

Baby don't hurt me!

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

STAR TREK or STAR WARS?

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John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:

STAR TREK or STAR WARS

Did I ask this before?

Can we not have both?

I cannot answer that question. Not my thread.

Spoiler:
Unfortunately, since Paramount seems intent of screwing up STAR TREK, it seems that we cannot.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

STAR TREK or STAR WARS

Did I ask this before?

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After watching the most recent episode (The Blitzkrieg Button), I am starting to feel that there is something missing from this mini-series.

But, I don't quite know what.

It just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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John Kretzer wrote:
So any other question?

There is no answer without a question.

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Fromper wrote:
Apparently, she still has some dexterity.

The moral of this story: Don't use the Multi-Shot feat with a limited resource. (Also, at this tier, why does she only carry 3 adamantine arrows.)

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John Kretzer wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
The NPC wrote:
What is best in life?

Conan teaches us: "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!"

I don't hold with that. In my opinion Cayden Cailean has the right of it. "Be true to yourself, help others, make each day an adventure, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good brews and give thanks for your blessings every day."

I'm changing my answer.

What's best in life is to Level Up!

I like that answer better.

So ever dance with the devil by the pale moon light?

Yes... I lied. I cheated. I bribed men to cover up the crimes of other men. I am an accessory to murder. But most damning of all... I think I can live with it... And if I had to do it all over again... I would.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Lord Fyre wrote:
The NPC wrote:
What is best in life?

Conan teaches us: "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!"

I don't hold with that. In my opinion Cayden Cailean has the right of it. "Be true to yourself, help others, make each day an adventure, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good brews and give thanks for your blessings every day."

I'm changing my answer.

What's best in life is to Level Up!

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Actually, without Mythic, what level does this campaign actually end at?

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Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
Now Available at Paizo.
The cover highlights an Egyptian (Oririon) themed adventure, but are all the quests Egyptian in feel?
Again, what Darkjoy said. All these adventures are designed around the Egyptian-themed adventure path. These are side quests that are perfect for when your adventures take the camel trail off the path and you need something quick. Each adventure is designed for a single night's adventure with minimal planning needed.

Okay. I was wondering if they could also slot into the Legacy of Fire.

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Latrecis wrote:
Running amok into dangerous speculation but if her campaign is "falling apart," that suggests some other problems beyond "run difficulty" - it points to some challenges in the social structure with the players, some broader lack of commitment to the AP style itself, etc. Maybe even she doesn't really like Second Darkness herself. If those aren't solved, they'll show up in the next campaign too.

I bolded the relevant parts.

The problem arose because of the HORRIBLE bait and switch between Children of the Void and The Armageddon Echo.

She quite liked the first two books (Pirates!), and we players obliginly made Piratical characters. If you are familiar with the AP, you can see where the trouble starts.

So perhaps the Skull & Shackles would work, but I'm suspicious of the naval combat system.

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James Jacobs wrote:
For the most part, the people of Droffa (which is what the planet is currently called, and which is my homebrew setting) do not know about their ancient history. The discovery that the ancient past was highly technological and that the gods lashed out and all that was information that the players learned at the end of the second full-length campaign I ran set in the world during college.

Proposition: A proper merging of Technology and Magic (which the Shoal and the people of Androffa were unable to achieve) might be the winning combination if the "Dominion of the Black" were to invade Golarion.

Hmmm ... sounds like an idea for a Dragonstar type campaign!

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John Kretzer wrote:
I meant are you a player or a GM in general?

Both. I am in three Adventure Paths currently. I am the GM for one, but a player for the other two.

John Kretzer wrote:
What is your favorite class in PF?

Wizard. (I prefer prepared casters in general.)

John Kretzer wrote:
What is your favorite race in PF?

Tough question, as I haven't played them all. Right now, I would have to go with human.

John Kretzer wrote:
Do you like or hate Golarion? Why?

I have a several of problems with Golarion.

1. The setting is becoming more "Politically Correct" over time; but a realistic world is not politically correct.
2. Andorian. A nation of such staunch abolitionist is bad enough, but the fact that they interfere in other nation's practice of slavery should -in a realist world - result in an alliance between Cheliax, Taldor, Nidal, and Katapesh to preform an "El Stompo" on the meddlers.
3. The pantheon. I would prefer separate pantheons for the different regions and races. Blending everything together kinda loses a sense of "mythic" history.
4. Cthulu. I do enjoy the stories of H.P.Lovecraft, but I don't LOVE them so much that I want them everywhere.
5. I also wish that the setting was more internally consistent. Just look at the mental gymnastics they are doing to prevent firearms from becoming universal. Something that happens in one part of the world does impact the nations around it.
6. I could go on and on.

I still play in Golarion mostly because that is what my player group wants.

John Kretzer wrote:
Why don't you ask me questions anymore on my thread?

Too busy in Real Life.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

John Kretzer wrote:
What took you so long in responding to this thread?

I was unaware of it until I came across it by chance.

John Kretzer wrote:
You play 7th Sea?

Not currently, as Pathfinder has bigfooted all other RPGs. 7th Sea's nation of Vodacce is a HUGE influence on my interpretation of Cheliax for my current Council of Thieves campaign.

John Kretzer wrote:
I love that game...I all ways have to GM it though...sigh. What are some of your favorite Nations? Forms of magic? Secret Society?

Avalon (Inismore), Porte, and "Rose and Cross"

John Kretzer wrote:
Also do you GM or play?

7th Sea? Right now, neither player nor Game Master. But I was a player when the group was available.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

tbug wrote:
You guys are amazing at Adventure Path Plug-Ins. Please make lots of those.

This, this, and more of this!!!!!!!

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

The NPC wrote:
What is best in life?

Conan teaches us: "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!"

I don't hold with that. In my opinion Cayden Cailean has the right of it. "Be true to yourself, help others, make each day an adventure, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good brews and give thanks for your blessings every day."

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Shadowborn wrote:
If you don't believe that sexism was a rampant and reinforced part of American society in those days, just look at the advertisements from the period.

Paradoxically, it was largely invisible because both men and women accepted it as both normal and the way things should be.

The main reason we are seeing it now that Agent Carter is pushing against those expectations.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
Now Available at Paizo.

The cover highlights an Egyptian (Oririon) themed adventure, but are all the quests Egyptian in feel?

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Cr500cricket wrote:
Why don't you come around my thread anymore?

Because I got the impression that I was annoying.

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

lucky7 wrote:

Alrighty, Lord Fyre! John and I agree it's time we ask YOU some questions.

What's your favorite farm animal?

I don't really have a favorite farm animal.

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John Kretzer wrote:
So tell us about yourself?

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think burning hydrocarbons is a pretty neat idea.

“Hither came Lord Fyre, the American, grey-haired, green-eyed, smartphone in hand, an unemployed software tester, a punster, an RPG gamer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his tennis-shoed feet.”

While the above it true, let me flesh it out a bit.

I live in the city of Poway, California. My PFS number is 97977, but I have not yet had the chance to join a PFS game (despite having a venture-captain in my area). Beyond that, I am an avid reader, a veteran gamer (particularly CHAMPIONS, oWoD, 7th Sea, Traveler, D&D, and of course Pathfinder), but my participation in MMO computer games has dropped off dramatically (due to budget limitations).

What else do you need to know?

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James Jacobs wrote:
Playing a member of the Technic League in another adventure... pretty much ANY other AP... would be preferable to playing one in Iron Gods, frankly.

Wouldn't it be hilarious if a member of the Technic League sent on a mission to another region (such as another AP) came home (now as a high level character) to find his order disbanded?

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

What is needed now is an AP that uses this setting (which need not be free). :)

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The Plutocat wrote:
Can't we all just agree that my opinions are the best ones and have everyone just listen to what I have to say and forget about everything else?

You're opinion would be just "BADWRONGFUN!!"

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

"Restates the original controversial topic."

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Since this intended for an NPC, why do you not simply use the rules from page 296 from the Bestiary.

Have you looked at the Ogre on page page 229 of the Advanced Race Guide?

You will note that it doesn't attempt an exact match of the write-up in the Bestiary on page 220.

If you work it out, the stats end up being ...

  • +6 Strength = +4 Paragon, +2 Large
  • -2 Dexterity = -2 Large
  • +2 Constitution = +2 Advanced Constitution
  • -2 Intelligence = -2 Paragon
  • +0 Wisdom = -2 Paragon, +2 Advanced Wisdom
  • -2 Charisma = -2 Paragon

    This is no where near the +10 Str, -2 Dex, +4 Con, -4 Int, +0 Wis, -4 Chr from the ogre write up.

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    Greylurker wrote:
    Dragon78 wrote:
    I wonder how long we will have to wait for her to start what would become shield.
    I think Stark is already laying the foundations. That brief conversation between him and Jarvis suggests he is already setting things up to bring Carter in.

    But then the General brings Zola in, and everything goes sideways.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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    Reckless wrote:
    Umnn. realistically, when she takes the fork to the diner patron, the cops should have been picking her up soon thereafter. It's all well and good for an Agent of Shield with a fancy badge to threaten to murder someone like that, but a chick who works at the telephone company? Not on my dime, toots.

    Except, in this instance the sexism of the time is working for her.

    He would be unwilling to admit to have been so bested by "a chick who works at the telephone company" for fear of being a laughing stock.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Marik Whiterose wrote:
    Apparently I didn't get the memo.

    I think you did the right thing.

    I should not have let myself get talked out of it.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Marik Whiterose wrote:

    I thought this show should have it's own thread rather than sharing with AoS.

    Discuss.

    I 100% support Agent Carter having her own thread.

    ... but I was told not to make one.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Marik Whiterose wrote:

    To give this show it's own due I've started up a new thread for it.

    Agent Carter

    I 100% support creating a separate Agent Carter thread.

    ... but I was told not to.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    shadram wrote:

    Curse of the Crimson Throne is awesome, but I wouldn't say it's the easiest to run, since you'll need to do conversions from 3.5 to Pathfinder rules. Unless you want to play with 3.5 rules, obviously. :)

    Of the Adventure Paths that I've read, I'd agree with captain yesterday and say Rise of the Runelords, Mummy's Mask or Reign of Winter would be fairly easy, at least early on (I've not read Jade Regent). There's no extra rules for these paths, so it's easy to pick up and play (with appropriate prep, of course!) Iron Gods might also be an option: you need the Technology rules, but they're pretty much just magic item rules with a few tweaks.

    Sadly, we just finished the Rise of the Runelords in 3.5.

    If (more likely when) her Second Darkness finally falls apart, I will suggest either Reign of Winter or Mummy's Mask.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Of the currently published Adventure Paths, which is the "easiest" for a GM to run?

    I have all the APs printed by Paizo, but this is for a friend who is right now very frustrated with running Second Darkness for our group.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    captain yesterday wrote:
    I was going to suggest importing it to shadowrun setting using PFRPG

    I had thought of that, but the problem is normally Samurai type characters are presumed to start with extensive cybernetics. Hard to do with the normal starting wealth system in Pathfinder.

    leo1925 wrote:
    The first part is relatively ease, remove the technologist feat (it's basically a feat tax for setting reasons anyway), allow your players to be able to buy technological items normally on any settlement*, include some if not all of the tech crafting labs in the crashed spaceship in Fires of Creation (also fiddle a little with the numbers of reactor) and reduce by 2 the number of ranks needed in the various skills in the tech craft items.

    Good Thoughts! This is very close to what I was thinking.

    leo1925 wrote:
    I don't really understand what do you mean with the races thing, have only the humans and androids be the only available races?

    Also, Catfolk, Ghoran**, Kasathas*, Lashunta*, Triaxians*, and Ratfolk

    *- People of the Stars.
    *- Inner Sea Bestiary, p14. Strange enough to fit the "sci-fi" theme.

    leo1925 wrote:
    I really don't know a lot about Psions, although i have heard that DSP has done a very good job on them, i have no experience whatsoever on the subject

    There is also the forthcoming Occult adventurers.

    leo1925 wrote:
    For a moment there i thought that you wanted to make the entire AP (locales, enemies, NPCs, asthetics etc.) have more sci-fi trappings.

    That is somewhat what I have in mind. My intuition is that above changes should do what I want.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Ummm ... "Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard.

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    leo1925 wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Is it possible to make this AP more Science Fiction without either causing balance problems or breaking the story?
    Can you explain what do you mean exactly?

    Specifically, improving the heroes access to and ability to learn about technology. Also, encouraging the players to move away from the more traditional "Tolkien inspired" races.

    Another trope I would like to use is that Psionics is a much more Sci-Fi element then a fantasy one. I am considering possibly rewriting some of the villains as Psions - I do not care about damaging Golarion lore.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Is it possible to make this AP more Science Fiction without either causing balance problems or breaking the story?

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    Crustypeanut wrote:
    They have yet to even identify the damn thing, and the sorceress (who has the Jolt cantrip) hasn't thought to use it. The Gunslinger did deal 4 damage to it, but only then by using grit and dealing max non-crit damage with the pistol (And near max-damage with the Up Close and Deadly deed).

    As we have discussed on the thread, the hardness applies to the Jolt attack. Even with the vulnerability applied first, it still doesn't punch through.

    Correct; robots aren't objects and thus take full damage from energy attacks. Their hardness reduces damage done by 10 (or whatever), regardless of if it's energy damage or force damage or slashing/piercing/bludgeoning damage or whatever. That's why it's not DR (which doesn't touch energy damage) or energy resistance (which doesn't touch slashing/bludgeoning/piercing damage).

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    Dafydd wrote:
    Longest and most dangerous encounters are the ones with lots of foes. Mostly cause the party is spending more resources and actions to deal with each individual, as opposed to the single foe they kill with basic attack action economy.

    Like say, nine CR 1/3? That sounds like it would get tedious.

    Mathius wrote:
    Three of same works well for APL to APL +2 encounters.

    This was intended as a "non-boss" encounter for a level 3 party of five heroes. So, three CR 1 would be the best bet.

    Mathius wrote:
    This guide is great resource for this kind of thing.

    Reading this now.

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