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Alexander, would it be overpowered for each race to gain a martial ability related to their race as they progress in levels and not have to take feats for them. I also would be in favor of spell casters having progressing options related to their race as they increase in levels.
}A caster gets three, maybe four fireballs a day at 7th level. A dwarf with the full Dwarven Fury style chain has the benefits of those feats every round for every combat in every day. Martial options are good if you stop comparing them to spellcaster snapshots.[/quote wrote:
Owen, I was disappointed in the weapon masters handbook. IMO it is just another book that is a list of feats for martial characters that require
casters do not have to take feats when they choose new spells to qualify for a new spell. They may take metamagic feats that are worth several martial feats for each metamagic feat.
for instance compare the feats Maximize spell to weapon Specialization
I think some of these biases can be corrected easily. For instance give all martials and partial martial/casters weapons training. For instance give rangers weapons training at 7th level and Magus's weapons training at 9th level [back blade magi should get weapons training at 7th do to their cohesion with their weapon.]] make Weapon Specialization and the greater version Available to all martial's once they have weapons training and the second weapons training for the greater version.
Owen the weapon masters handbook is not all bad I really like the Dwarven combat style I don't like that a racial combat style takes until level 7 to be had again casters only had to get to 5th to get fireball or lightning bolt and at 7th the firball gets 7d6 damage
errata vital strike so it can be used on a charge. Why can casters move and cast a spell but martial's have to stay still to get a full attack it makes no sense it is much easier to move and swing a weapon
I am looking for an item for a low level fighter that would increase or add the weapon training ability so that the fighter would not need to already have the weapons training ability but just need to be able to have it on his list of abilities at a higher level. I do not care about combat maneuvers. I seldom use them except for trip.
Mark, do you think a trait that would reduce the Burn of a Kineticist's burn by 1 point when every they used burn too powerful for a Trait?
I have Kineticist question, would a swarm be affected if it entered a Kineticist's square when he was useing gather power? If so how much damage would this do to the swarm.
Mark how would you write a power for a Kineticist to channel his blast damage into a melee weapon he was carrying inflicting the damage on whom ever he hit with his weapon.
The whole power struggle within the house GOP is that the Red state republicans are tired of being ruled by the blue state republicans who are spineless Rhinos who have no beliefs other than being reelected.
Why should the Republicans who are elected in majority republican states have to knucle under to blue state republicans who cry all the time that we can't win in our states if the House GOP advances Conservative plans to control spending rebuild the military and on the social side block the democratic gun grabbers and defund Planed Parenthood.
IMO the establishment republicans are gutless. In the Senate they have a weakling in charge. Mitch Mc Connell allows Harry Reid to run roughshod over him The Republicans are so feckless they allow the democrats to use the filibuster rule to block all regular order spending bills none have been passed in the last 8 years, all spending is approved by continuing resolution [which is the prior years budget + the rate of inflation insteasd of spending bills the proper way is to have each department of the federal government submit a budget have it debated and voted on by the committee of jurisdiction and then have amendments passed on the floor voted out of the senate and merged in a conference committee with the house and then sent to the president to sign or veto]
I am going to put forward a radical idea do away with the Senate and go to a unicameral House elected each four years the same election cycle of the President this in my Opinion would make the single remaining house more responsive to the people. if the people don't like the direction of the country they vote out the party in charge and move the country in a different direction. This would also allow for more parties to form change or disappear if they do not work the will of the people. Do away with the House of Lords in the US end the Senate!!
BNW, I did not say we did not need the EPA. The EPA does not need a SWAT team. The EPA is not a law enforcement agency. If the EPA finds criminal activity then it needs to refer that activity to justice and the FBI needs to do the criminal enforcement action. Just like the USDA
So BNW do you think that the EPA should have a SWAT team? IMO they should have no criminal enforcement arm period all enforcement of an environmental law should be referred to Justice and assigned to the FBI for criminal enforcement. he EPA right now is filled with left wing zealots that are just plain crazy, for instance in Montana a cattle rancher got all the correct state permits to build a stock pond on his land and in swoops the EPA and tells the rancher he has to either fill in the pond or be subject to huge daily fines as in the bureaucrats view the rancher was violating the wet lands law.
The Wetlands law should be held unconstitutional as for federal jurisdiction it should have to effect water crossing state boarders or federal land.
Several questions do not have any correct answers for instance
A. Raise taxes
the correct answer to number 7 would be in the US for the Fed to raise the interest rate to slow inflation to slow price increases. The Fed could also tighten the money supply to cause less lending to bring down the rate of inflation by causing less economic activity.
James, would be expensive for Pazio to publish its books in the Ibooks format? Would it be possible for Pazio to put the tilte of the book first in the PDF instead of the Pazio number for the PDF. I have to change every book title when I use Good Reader to read the PDF's I buy.
What PDF viewer do you use?
Mark, I would like your opinion on two feats for the Swashbuckler
Greater Daring-Do: preq: 3rd level
The other Feat is a corner feat for the Inspired Blade
James, could Pazio do an interactive atlas for all of Golarian? James Pazio could make some extra money by putting out a lexicon for Word of
I was just looking at the map for Cheliax and noticed that Kintarago is not in a very defensible position it looks like it can be easily Blockaded by sea by the Chelish Navy and the army could be landed just north of Kintargo and lay Siege to it. Are the major Chelish cities Walled?
James what are the goals of the church of Asmodeus? Does the Inquisition have goals that are separate and above the goals of the rank and file of the clergy? Does Asmodeus have the Inquisition do special missions that he does not share with the rest of the church? Are Asmodian Inquisitors more out ward looking or inward looking?
Mark, what would you think of a slayer talent that let the slayer deal sneak attack damage to a target that he has studied for one round. the prereq would be that the slayer have, studied target +2 dex 16+.
what would you think of a rogue/slayer talent that negated the uncanney dodge bonus and an advanced talent that negated the 4 level higher bonus from improved uncanney dodge.
Hi James, can you give us a hint about the scourge of the god claw? Does the god claw rebel against the crown?
how does one obtain a para title in cheliax? I have a character that is a para-lictor in the order of the scourge. I think he would like a chelish noble title. he completed the council of thieves ap.
Iron Truth. The other day when I posted about the Sun going into a cooling cycle. I got the Russian scientist confused with John Casey the author of Dark Winter. My bad. I heard him tonight on the radio he gave a fairly well researched presentation. I am not going to try to quote from it as I really can't recall much from it right now as I am on some good pain killers right now for my torn rotator cuff. Am going to pick up Dark winter soon and read it as I have six weeks of time off from work after Tuesday.
Do you know any good books on global warming? I really liked the link from the team at Berkley IWould like to read thier research it sounded real good.
Do you know of any studies on the in crease of C02 n the last 50 years? I am always open to learning new things.
Would the more left leaning posters join with me in trying to stop deforestiztion in the 3rd world countries. I think if the 1st world countries set up a fund to pay the developing countries to plant trees it would help the global warming problem as much as trying to limit co2 out put in the1st world countries. Could I get see comments on this?
HI James, I know you don't normally answer rules questions but since you are the go to guy for Tech rules, I am designing a smaller version of the railgun a 2 handed rifle that does 2d10 20x4 with 20 charges for 20,000 gp what would you think about this?
Before Varian pettions Her Infernal Queeniness to make Radovan a Barron, first Varrian has to make nice with his Queen. She was expecting her subject to give her the magic tome he gave to queen Galfrey. If Radovan was. Created a Barron by the Queen and rebelled he would be captured by the Hell Knights and taken to the tines and executed. Radovan is all ready on aCertan parlictor's s*~+ list and Radovan wants to stay on his good side and Varian just wants to be on her selfs good side so he would not rebell. They might aid in putting down a rebellion.
I myself am a Climate change Skeptic, not because i fundamentally disagree with the science because I do not trust it at all, scientists on the left and right both rely on grants and most grants are given by governmental organizations who have a left wing bias or by Energy producers who have a right ward bias.
The scientists that I feel are non-polluted by grant money are the Russians. They Study climate change because of how it relates to their bastion sea geostrategic submarine deployment theory, which depends on sea ice thickness levels in the Arctic ocean.
NOAA blew a big hole in the global warming science movement when it recently released a 15 year global temperature study that found that there had been no rise in global temperature in the last 15 years but a slight drop of .5 of a degree in average world temperature. Real science
One youn cannot weild a lance 2-handed while mounted it is physicaly impossible.
That is why there are crave outs in the rules for mounted lances. Have any of the poster ever seen a joust lances are never used two handed while mounted you have a shield in your off hand. You don't fight with a lance dismounted they are made of wood and would not last more than one blow with any melee weapon.
Has anyone heard the latest news from the Solar science community? They predict that the sun is going to experience a cooling cycle in the next 15 to 20 years that will mean the ave temp in the northern hemisphere will drop 5 to 10 degrees during the cooling cycle. Somewhat like the little ice age that happened in the middle ages.
Iron Truth would you be in favor of building more pipelines from the Bakken oil fields to Texas? Would you support building the XL pipeline
Alex, You can't take Empower Lay on the hands until at least 3rd level because you have to have Lay on the Hands before you would take anything that would modify it and you don't get LoH until 2nd level.
I would consider requiring a 15 Charisma.
You would also have to be a Paladin or a Hunter/Blessed Healer [Note Blessed Healer is an arch type that I made you have to LG or NG to take the arch type]
this would not add additional times per day, that would be extra lay on the hands an existing feat this would be the similar to the Empower spell feat it would simply increase the amount of healing that Lay on the hands does. This feat is primarily designed for a hunter arch type that uses a lay on the hands like ability.
The reason I picked the 3 times per day is that 1 time a day would be too weak and the empower meta magic lesser rod is doing the same thing for at a cost of 9000gp most feats made into magic item powers run about 10000gp
Mark could you put this version of HIPS through the errata porcess, it is from Legendary Rogue and the best written HIPS rule and I think it would end a bunch of argument on what HIPS does and does not do.
Hide in Plain Sight (Ex): A rogue with this talent is a master of
HIPS is a level 12 EX version of invisibility. if you don't get it until level 12 it should not be subject to something a 1st level character can do IF you are a Ranger you can only use HIPS in one of you favored terrains you have several by level 12.
Those of you who are saying that you have to have cover or concealment to use HIPS are inferring something in HIPS that is not there. The reason that you make a stealth check while using HIPS is that there is a small chance that someone might see you because HIPS is an EX ability not a magic [Spell or Sell like Ability] it does not say that you have to use stealth rules ie cover and concealment just that you have to make a stealth check. IMO the HIPS for rogues and slayers needs to be changed to the HIPS from Legendary Rogues that is the cleanest version of HIPS that I have seen.
Hide in Plain Sight (Ex): A rogue with this talent is a master of
Shadow Dancers corner ability because it is an SU ability with different rules that is just called HIPS, it just another instance of several different things being called the same thing that are in fact different things all together.
let martial's move and full attack in the same round. Casters can move and cast in the same round. Eliminate Combat expertise as a feat requirement. Kill WBL it just plain needs to go it makes for crummy high level AP's and really hampers non-casters beyond level 10. Make feats like weapons focus and weapons specialization scale with BAB. Give Sneak attack a feat to let sneak attack damage multiply on a crit. Give an improved crit feat that increases the Crit Multiplier on a crit.. Give sneak attack a feat to change the die type from d6 to d8.
DM Blake In 21 above Carl only has to make 1 stealth check each round while using HIPS,
It does not matter if if has cover and concealment. HIPS is an exception to the stealth rules. IF your stealth check beats all the perception checks of those that can observe you you are effectively invisible that round and as long as you continue to make your stealth roll you may move around each round and it does not matter if you end you move in cover an concealment.
In the above example if Ernesto has Spring attack and HIPS would Ernesto be able to move up to his target attack and spring away and since his target failed to notice him still not be seen by his target?