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James, in my prior post the $20 price point was not for the interactive atlas it was for the lexicon of Golarian words for spelling disabled people like me. I would gladly pay$100 big ones for an interactive atlas. It takes a lot of work.

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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
of Golarian words I would pay at least $20 for it.

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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Mark does a kineticst with snake have to have precise shot to fire into melee w/o suffering the - 4 penalty for firing into melee?

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Mark, does a kineticist with snake need to have precise shot to aviod the penalty for firing into melee?

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If you load the spell into the staff yourself then it would benefit from all the feats that would apply if you cast the spell your self. If you pick up a staff that has a spell that you know, that you have spell penatration or spell specialzatuon then no you don't get the benefit of the feat.

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Can you tells us about canines?

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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?

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Sorry Mark, I thought I was in James's Thread. Don't post on oxey.

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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?
In the tech guide on page 17 the girl in the art work has a implant on her eye what is it? I am thinking of designing a tech item that is an eye implant that gives the weareer the See in darkness ability but can't figure out how implanted items are recharged. How are they recharged?

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Mark could you talk to the rules team about making an unchained bear animal companion? Bears get shafted by the rules compared to big cats and dinosaurs. Bears should start at medium and go to large the same as big cats after all big bears are bigger than big cats. End bear discrimination now.

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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.

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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
Observation and reporting opposed to modeling.

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Loved Yoon's back story. what is the weapon Yoon is carrying?

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One youn cannot weild a lance 2-handed while mounted it is physicaly impossible.
You are getting the bonus damage from the momentum of the charging 2000pound horse that you are mounted on.the person who wrote that rule most likely inferred that someone reading the rule would take that into consideration. The knight is not using his own muscle to power the lance, the butt off the lance is in a cup that is attached to his horses saddle.

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.

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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
to ship oil sands oil from Canada to Texas?

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James, who do you think would win in a battle between the Rune Lord Karzoug and the Sky Pharaoh .

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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

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would anyone see any problem with a feat that would empower Lay on the hands 3x per day?

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Mark what do you think about a feat that would Empower Lay on the Hands
1.5 x the number of dice 3x per day?

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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
disappearance. She can use the Stealth skill to hide even while
being observed. The rogue must have a feat or skill specialty that
grants a bonus on Stealth checks and be at least 12th level before
selecting this talent.

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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
disappearance. She can use the Stealth skill to hide even while
being observed. The rogue must have a feat or skill specialty that
grants a bonus on Stealth checks and be at least 12th level before
selecting this talent.

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.

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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.

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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?

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You do not have to have cover or concealment to use hide in plain sight. You just have to spend a standard action to use hide in plain sight just like using any other Ex ability. It is a level 12 power after all. It is an exception to normal perception rules on using stealth while under observation.

If hide in plain sight is hard for some to undstand what do the other posters think of the rouge advanced talents that let a rouge go unnoticed by blind sense, blind sight tremor sense or sent. That talent is also an ex ability.

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This is the version of Hide in Plain sight that I think should be used it is from Legendary Rogue. IT is simple and to the point and does away with terrain restrictions that I feel do not fit the rogue class. Rogues are not rangers and should not have to waste valuable feats or talents
for a skill that is the backbone of the rogue class Stealth.

Hide in Plain Sight (Ex): A rogue with this talent is a master of
disappearance. She can use the Stealth skill to hide even while
being observed. The rogue must have a feat or skill specialty that
grants a bonus on Stealth checks and be at least 12th level before
selecting this talent.

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To the OP, you are simply wrong. Memorized casters apply the feat stored in the rod 3x a day as they cast the spell as a standard action 3xaday on three different spells.. Non-memorized caster apply the feat stored in the rod as they cast the spell as a full round action. 3xaday on three different spells.

The metamagic rods I would invest in ar empower, maximize, selective (selective is one of the best meta-magic rods imo) and quicken and maybe ectoplasmic if I was in a heavy undead game. A cool mythic meta magic rod would be a rod of channel power.

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Mark, do you think you could work with the rules team to get the Rogue Talents from Legendary Rouge added to the Rogue Talents for Unchained and the basic rogue?

Those talents are off the chain really good and make the Rogue into what it should be. Right now the Rogue is really lacking in talents, IMO most of the Ninja talents really don't fit the Rogue. You and the other authors/writers of Legendary Rogues really hit a grand slam with Legendary
Rogues.

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Big Norse Wolf, Lets separate the legal arguments form the issues.
I don't have any problems with two men or two women civily marrying to one another or marrying in a church that welcomes them but a church that
does not accept gay marriage should not be forced or coerced by the state into dong so.

The liberals on the court + Justice Kennedy only read and Interpret the amendments that they want to to push the agenda that they wish to push.
Marriage is not mentioned in the US Construction, therefore it is covered by the 10th amendment which states anything not enumerated in the Construction is reserved for the states. Therefore States laws on marriage should be left for the states so the case in point should not have had standing to be heard in the federal courts.

Does the 14th amendment trump the 1st or 10th amendment. The liberals on the court simply do not respect the free exercise clause of the first amendment, they recoil from it like a vampire recoils from a cross.
Like the chief justice said in his dissent the case did not have a Construction leg to stand on it was decided on the agenda of the 4 liberal justices felt and their social agenda. While waiting for my internet connection to come back on. I was watching the oral arguments for the lethal injection case and you could tell how the four liberal justices were going to vote before the case was heard. None of the 4 have ever voted to uphold a method of the death penalty.

Marriage for all is the law of the land now and the gay militants should be happy and celebrate a good victory and should leave the religious people alone. Be happy with their married partners and stop triing to force the religious to accept their life style because that is not going to happen.

Now everyone can be happily married to a partner of their choosing.
Enjoy it and celebrate it with your friends and family.

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Jason and Matt, this is the best 3rd party book that I have bought.
Please work with Hero Lab to get Herolab files for this most awesome book.

The 90 talents just rock everything elese is just as good.

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James, I have a question are the lengenday games products written by Jason nelson who was the primary author of the mythic rules considered 3 party by Pazio?

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To the OP read the bloodragers rage power. The Temp hit points you gain while raging come off first. This was changed from the barbarians rage power so you will not die at the end of your rage.

One of the best buff spells a bloodrager can have Ron him is infernal healing. Or greater infernal healing this will auto stabilize you and prevent you dying from bleed damage. Travel with a war priest.

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Lea was either the half sister or the full sister of harry's mother. That's why Harry calls Lea auntie on a Rae occasion. In one book when Harry is talking to his mothers shade they talked about Lea and Mab.

I really liked the conversation between Lea and Mouse in.Mexico after Harry took out the Evil Vampires.

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VM, Mab knows aboutHarry because Harry's mom was number 3 in the Winter Court before she was killed When Harry was a kid. Mab considered Harry her Personal property
Long before he became the Winter Knight.

The White Council is not going to mess with Harry because he is the Winter Knight and even though they might be a little pissed at him he has not be expelled from being a warden.

Molly would plain kick all their asses except maybe black staff and ancient mai. (Who is alluded to be being a dragon)

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James, if Queen Abrogail had all three parts of the glutouness tome and gave them to her patron. What do you think he would do with them? I think Varian might have toy give the Queen the first part of the tome to get back in her good graces. I'm just asking you this as a what if question not that it is going to happen.

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James, I am trying to port over a race from another system but I don't know how Racial Traits are designed can you give me some hints?

The Race is called Khai-Shang think of a Samurai war weasel

I have thought of two Racial Traits
Expert Swimmer: +1 to all swim checks
Sinuous Grappler: +1 to CMB for all grapple checks, Khai-SHang are natural grapple artists and have a natural rake attack

I am not sure if the 2nd is too powerful for a Racial trait.

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Mark, what would you think of a feat or an archtype for a ranger,fighter or slayer to give them the 5th level ability from the Inspired blade Rapier training but let them choose the weapon.

I think this would be a good option for staby types as by 5th level they are pretty well locked into a single weapon because of feats ,

If you coupled the above with a feat or class ability to increase the the critical range and critical multiplier for the chosen single weapon by one
I think this would be a good boost for martial types.

What are your thoughts on the above.

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Dave, with Varian's problems with casting memorized magic why has he not crafted a staff. Now that he is possibly an arcanist that might not be an issue I stll would like to see a high level caster in golarion have a staff.

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Crystal I posted this over on Marks thread but I would also like you Oppion on this.

Mark, I would like you to purpose to the design team to replace two Slayer/Rogue talents with one. The Two are powerful sneak the greater powerful sneak. Both of them have been proven Mathematically not to be worth taking on the thread related to them on the board.
What I would like to replace them with is a talent that simply increases the die type form a d6 to a d8. I think that doing this in a single talent would not be over powered and be a slight boost to slayers and rogues with out over powering them.

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Mark, I would like you to purpose to the design team to replace two Slayer/Rogue talents with one. The Two are powerful sneak the greater powerful sneak. Both of them have been proven Mathematically not to be worth taking on the thread related to them on the board.

What I would like to replace them with is a talent that simply increases the die type form a d6 to a d8. I think that doing this in a single talent would not be over powered and be a slight boost to slayers and rogues with out over powering them.

Have you seen the Spell less ranger? The Spell-less Ranger has one talent that I think should be added to the slayer/rogue talent list
Skirmishing Attack: With this talent whenever you move at least 10ft. and
attack in the same round you may apply your Stealth attack damage
[Replace stealth attack with sneak attack as both are precession damage.] if applicable to the target, as though it was flat footed.

If you take more than one attack during the round this ability applies only to the first attack. Foes with uncanny dodge are immune to this ability. From New Paths Compendium

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James would have a conceptual problem with an Aasimar having the physical features of its celestial parent rather than its human parent.

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HI Dave, why did you tease of Varian's return to Cheiliax through out the whole book and not have him go home?

How will Radovan's pettion to be made a Barron go over at Court with the feelings of Chelish Nobility on Hell Spawn?

Is Varian's bachelorhood about to end?

On Varian's martial status, I think that given his families status in Chelish nobility that the Queen might try to play match maker to tie Varian closer to the throne. What do you think of that?

Is Varian going to give his third of Goutiness Tome to the Queen in place of the other Book that he was supposed to give her?

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Lazer X, you have it wrong. Cosmo is not demonic at all he has surpassed mere demon hood. Cosmo is the God of Misfortune. All Mortals bow down before your God and offer supplication lest you be beset with Misfortune.

All Hail Cosmo Lord of Misfortune.

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Mark, I would like to purpose a new class ability for All Martial classes
Combat Mobility: As a full round action you can make a full move and attack [this attack would include all irrative attacks]at the end move the move. If you have the spring attack feat tree you may combine spring attack with combat mobility and make any of your attacks at any time during your movement. Combat mobility may not be combined with the charge action or vital strike.

a martial character would gain Combat Mobility at the level they gain their first irrrative attack.

This would be balanced with casters by giving casters an additional Metamagic feat or a feat from the spell Profection feat tree or spell penetration or spell mastery feat trees.

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Jsmes. I have a writing question for you. Do you and the other members of the Paizo staff have a custom lexicon saved in your word processors?

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Hi James. Book 4 the The Kintargo Contract implies there is a loophole in a contract the was written by the Lord of Lies, the Master of Deception
There are no loopholes in a contract written by him you can only fulfill
a contract written by him and be rewarded or punished for not fulfilling the contract not weaseling out of the contract written by him.

IMO the Kintargo Contract is a con by the big A to draw the heors to the infernal realm for the Big A to deal with them as he sees fit as the Heros
are of Chaos they are doomed IMO. Dealing with a deity in his own realm
should be fraught with peril with only a slight chance for survival somewhat like a group of thieves caught breaking into Albadar's Vault.

It must have been real tricky to write books 4 and 5 of this AP. I look forward to reading them.

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With that build you won't survive to level 17. you do not do enough damage, you don't have enough hit points and your saves will suck.
you need good will saves and reflex saves for mummy's mask.
your race is sub opitmal for mummy's mask.

Our group is Finishing the AP next week. I would advise doing a different AP Mummy's Mask is written to tell a story not for players want to play a character to level 17 and get gear that a 17th level character should have.

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Comrade Anklebiter, are you going to vote for Berrnie Sanders? What do you think about him?

Fergie, South Africa was not one of President Reagan's 3 main issues Cutting Taxes/reviving the economy, Rebuilding the military and defeating the Evil Empire [The Soviet Union] so Regan did not expend any of his political capitol on South Africa as it was not on his top ten list of things to do during the time of his Presidency not because of his views on South Africa. Regan, Accomplished his 3 main goals he rebuilt the US Military defeated the Soviet Union by forcing the USSR to spend it self into bankruptcy and the US had the longest peace time expansion in the economy since President Kennedy.

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