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James, do the locals resent the adventures because the adventures can buy healing and other divine spell casting services that the locals cannot?

I know if I were an adventuring Paladin before I left to go out and right the wrongs of the world I would make sure all my neighbors and local folks were hearty and hale and not in need of attention from my god. I suppose that the lower level clerics and Paladins would look after them in my absence. This might sound a bit egocentric but Paladin IMO always feel that their god loves them more than any one else even if they do not voice it.

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James who on the rules team should I write with an Idea that I have to correct what I see a poor game design in regards to armor and special materials. This idea I have is to correct a legacy issue from 3.x.
I think that materials like Mithril and adamantine should increase AC.

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James, perhaps my I did no phrase my question correctly, I should have asked why isn't there that type of spell in pathfinder before I gave an example. English was my worst subject in school.

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One thing that I have always thought made no sense is that special
materials like mithril and adamantine do not increase your armor class just give DR for adamantine way over priced for what it does IMO and Mithril just cuts the weight in half.

IMO this is just poor game design that has been carried over from 3.5 to Pathfinder. IMO Mithril should add 3 to your AC and adamantine should add 6 to your AC both of those materials are that much better than Iron or steel. Also IMO Magic Fortification should add 1 for light 2 for medium and 3 for heavy to your AC.

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Hi James, I have a question. It seems to me there are a lack of long duration warding spells. That a arcane or divine caster can place to keep Undead or outsiders out of an area. For instance a circle or seal that would block non free willed undead from crossing unless a will save is made and if the will save was made the undead would take 1/2 Cl in fire damage if the caster was arcane or if the caster was divine [different spell] the undead would take positive energy damage.

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Hi Mark, could you look over an idea I have for making a change to the Magus the Magus would get Unchained Spell combat at 1st level the Magus would also be able to choose 1 simple or martial weapon to use as an arcane bond [the magi can choose to use an exotic weapon as an arcane bond but they must expend a feat to do this.]

Spell Combat [Unchained]
The Magus cast spells differently than normal arcane casters. Magi do not use somatic components when casting their spells when using Spell Combat. The Magus channels his spell power threw his arcane bound weapon when casting touch spells from the Magus spell list with a casting time of 1 standard action or less or casting a spell with the close range arcana.
The Magus must make a standard concentration check to cast a spell in this manner and takes a -2 to all attack rolls the round he casts as spell in this manner.
If he casts this spell defensively, he can decide to take an additional penalty on his attack rolls,
up to his Intelligence bonus, and add the same amount as a circumstance bonus on his concentration check. If the check fails, the spell is wasted, but the attacks still take the penalty. A magus can choose to cast the spell first or make the weapon attacks first, but if he has more than one attack, he cannot cast the spell between weapon attacks.
Unlike standard spell strike the Magus does not get an additional attack a part of casting a touch spell.
If the Magus hits with his spell combat attack he deals normal attack damage for the weapon +spell damage. The Magi uses the critical threat range of his weapon for both his weapon and spell damage.

For instance if a 7th level magus wielding a rapier [18-20x2] scores a critical hit and confirms the critical hit while casting an intensified shocking grasp. he would deal he would deal [2d6 {rapier damage}+14d6 shocking grasp damage.

At 8th level, the magus's ability to cast spells and make melee attacks improves. When using the spell combat ability, the magus receives a +2 circumstance bonus on concentration checks, in addition to any bonus granted by taking an additional penalty on the attack roll.

At 14th level, the magus gains the ability to seamlessly cast spells and make melee attacks. Whenever he uses the spell combat ability, his concentration check bonus equals double the amount of the attack penalty taken.

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James, this is a semi-rules question but I would like your input.
Has Paizo ever considered making an additional magic system, Making a Mana based magic system. Personaly I think a Mana based system would work better for metamagic but that's only my opinion.

James have you seen the fan made map of Golarion that has the full continent south of Malwangi expanse?

Do any of the Paizo employees use Casmorn as their campaign land?

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Crusader Wolf, Gitmo will never be closed. There are 25 to 50 senior AQ leaders who can never be let out of Gitmo because they are too dangerous. They can not be tried in Federal court because they underwent hostile interrogation because the USG was at and continues to be at war with AQ. The AQ leaders in Gitmo can not be brought into the Continental US because then they would be under the jurisdiction of the federal courts and the federal court system is not set up try terrorists captured on the battle field. Terrorists taken on the battle field have no rights .like you or I do if we are arrested by the police or federal law enforcement.

What do my liberal friends think of Terry mc caulif bribing the number man in the FBI by giving 675000 dollars in campaign money to his wife while he was in charge of Investigating Hillary?

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Slick Willy[Bil Clinton] could out talk and out fib Michelle O 10 days out of 10. That's why he got the nickname Slick Willy.

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Mark I have a question on Magus spell combat interacting with Mythic Component Freedom [Somatic].

Spell Combat (Ex): At 1st level, a magus learns to cast spells and wield his weapons at the same time. This functions much like two-weapon fighting, but the off-hand weapon is a spell that is being cast. To use this ability, the magus must have one hand free (even if the spell being cast does not have somatic components), while wielding a light or one-handed melee weapon in the other hand. As a full-round action, he can make all of his attacks with his melee weapon at a –2 penalty and can also cast any spell from the magus spell list with a casting time of 1 standard action (any attack roll made as part of this spell also takes this penalty). If he casts this spell defensively, he can decide to take an additional penalty on his attack rolls, up to his Intelligence bonus, and add the same amount as a circumstance bonus on his concentration check. If the check fails, the spell is wasted, but the attacks still take the penalty. A magus can choose to cast the spell first or make the weapon attacks first, but if he has more than one attack, he cannot cast the spell between weapon attacks.

Since Mythic Rule set where Component Freedom is was written after the APG would Component Freedom Supersede the bolded text on somatic components?

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Mark, would you see anything wrong with a Mythic tier 1 power enduring Shield, it works exactly the same as enduring armor except it changes the armor bonus to a shield bonus? I made this for casters who wear armor.

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Iron Truth Walls do in fact work. The Wall that Israel built has cut down suicide bombings in by over 95%.

By itself a wall will not end our imagration problems but comined with a national Identity card that must be presented to get a job, vote and get government health care and other government services. BY using a National Identity Card it would allow the US to normalize the undocumented that are all ready here. We could even set up hiring centers in Central Mexico to get ID's for those who want to come to the US to work we could even build a railroad to bring them to the US or contract with a bus company to provide them safe transport to the US so they are not taken advantage by the Cartels.

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Mark what would you think of a metamagic feat that would allow the caster to reshape the magic effect on the fly for instance a Fireball would become a Ray or a lightning bolt become a 30 blast.

What do you think about a metamagic feat that would allow an arcanist to empower his elemental attacks same for Maximizing the effect.

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James, what do you think a noble estate would cost in Egorian, Almas and Oppera.

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If you can become mythic and gain mythic immortality why would a caster ever become a Lich?

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James, how do Hellkinght's determine their ranking. I Have a level 15 Inquisitor of Asmodeus; Hellknight Signifer order of the Scorge 4; Mythic tier 4. This is much higher level wise than even the Lictor so what do you think his Rank with in the order would be?

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James,how does a devil become an infernal duke?

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Pan, Muslim Taxi Drivers cannot refuse to give rides to blind or disabled people with service animals because this violates the Americans with disabilities act and transportation of booze more than likely be covered under the interstate commence clause. As far as Christians not wanting to participate in a gay marriage ceremony because it goes against their convictions are completely things. The gay couples can go to any number of different bakers or photographers that would be happy to take their money and leave the christian's that do not want to use their art to take place in a ceremony that goes against their Religious convictions alone with out being hounded by leftists in government that want to force their view point on everyone else.

Pan do you think a Music groups should be forced by the courts to let anyone use their music [as long a royalties are paid] by someone with a different Political view point than the group? How is this different than Christian backers or Photographers being forced to serve someone they do not wish to serve.

If a Muslim wants to work in the grocery industry they should understand at the time of hire that they will have too handle non halal foods unless they work in a Halal grocery store.

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Mark this is a question on the Mounted combat line of feats. Would you think it would be ok to modify the Mounted combat line feats for Centaurs, Wemics or other quadraped races by removing the ride skill form the feat Preqeqs and having the feat tree work the same?

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James, once a devil is created does he/she age? Are Devils immortal?

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Mark I have two questions on Warpriests.
DO you think a Mythic Path power 1st rank that would allow a warpriest to use his Fervor Healing power with a range of 30' is OK.

Is the War Priest Channel ability supposed to be different than the Cleric channel ability?

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Mark, on the subject of Pazio revising released magic items. When Paizo changes magic items like the Jingsa of the Fortunate Solider. If Paizo thinks it is too good for the listed price why not just keep the Item the same and just raise the price to reflect how good the devs Believe the Item to be or make lesser and greater versions of the Item?

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Is there a way to Quicken a Spell like ability? Is there a way to change what action the spell like ability activates on? It is my understanding you have to use a standard action to activate a spell like ability.

I noticed looking through some Devils that they can cast quickened Fireballs. How do they do this?

Can a Quicken Metamagic rod be used on a spell like ability?

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James, who designs new spells for new products.
would it be possible to add some utility spells to the hunters list?
Spells like hunters tree fort, makes a temporary Hunters Tree fort like the magic item. Secure Shelter [just add to the hunters list.] Desent removes sent from a number of people equal to hunter's caster level.

On a different topic could you tell us about Nightripper? The name sounds so juicy and evil just the right god for the homicidal Halfling Vigilante [serial killer] that I am creating for a bad guy for our high level campaign.

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James, sorry about my last post, when I read about he change to the item it kind of threw the crazy switch in my brain and the post followed.
I am glad that you are so good at responding to my posts even if they are wacky some times.

Who on the rules team would you suggest that I ask about how magic item changes are made?

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HI Mark, I want to make a higher level Haste Spell with 3 changes
the spell level would increase to 5th level the spell duration would increase to either minutes per level or Hours per level and in the text of the spell would change from a full attack action to an attack action
the rest of the spell would remain the same.

for a level 5 spell do you think that would be too powerful? What spell level do think would be right for the spell with the above changes?

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James, what feats does your Hunter's Trex Have? Where did he find his buddy and where is your Hunter From?

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James I just picked up Heaven Unleashed and part 5 of Hells Vengeance
Paizo hit it out of the park with both books. I can't wait to buy part 6 of Hells Vengeance. If I only had more money.

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thejeff, the FDA needs to be reformed. It takes far to long and is far too expensive for a new drug to reach the market. This means that once a drug hits the market it is very expensive and hard for people that make 40k or less to get.

This one thing I think the Congress and the State department need to work with both the EU equivalent of the FDA and the Japanese FDA to have one set of standards for approving drugs do Rigorous testing to make sure the drug is safe then get it to market. 10 years to get a drug to market is just crazy.

The FDA makes it almost impossible to for drug companies to make orphan drugs for people who have rare diseases because of all the testing that is required before a drug is approved.

I am not a supporter of big Pharma I think they over charge for their products Why should one vial of U-500 Insulin cost $125 for a product that is generic?

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Since my last post I was watching the Olympics and sleeping because I am on pain meds because had a tooth extracted today.

I was just watching one of the members of the house oversight committee and he said that there were at least 22 emails that were SAP that the committee has not been able to see since they were almost completely redacted.

Perhaps a select Committee of the house and senate intelligence committees and the heads of the house and senate oversight
committees should be formed to look at the e-mail issue and lay it to rest once and for all. IMO if those SAP emails were on the server HRC should be forced to withdraw from the race by the democrats and put Bernie on the ticket.

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TheJeff, HRC's server contained state department messages that were Top secret and SAP Classification that were parts of email chains between HRC and her aids. If you doubt that listen to the FBI Directors testimony before Trey Goudy's committee.

The SVR, Vivak, the Chinese Intelligence service and the North Koreans routinely troll cyberspace for unsecured government servers to find intelligence.

The Iranian nuclear Scientist that was hung last week that was a CIA asset was discussed on HRC's unsecured server that most likely led to his death.

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Drahliana Moonrunner, HRC has not released any of the Clinton Foundations tax returns its expenses or who has donated to it. HRC and Bill have released their personal tax returns not their foundations.

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James, does Paizo have plans to release Beasteraies 2-5 in the soft cover format?
I dunno... should we?

I would most defiantly buy them if Paizo produced them.

Sorry for my dyslectic spelling of your cooperate name. My spelling often frustrates the spell checker. [Just added Paizo to the word dictionary]

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How does someone give an accurate value of their complete net worth when most of their wealth comes from real-estate, where the values of their holdings vary from market to market and year to year.

As far as Trumps tax returns I think they might take up a large truck if they were all printed up. I file the smallest form and it take 3 pages
Trump has like 500 companies as each of his holdings is incorporated separately for legal liability reasons. I also think Trump most likely says his net worth is higher than it is, because he has a ego as large as the truck that hauls his tax returns and wants people to think he has more money than he actually has.

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James, would Pazio consider making a Book of Arcane Spells and Divine spells [2 separate books] that contained all released spells?

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James, what would you think of a narrow hybrid of a slayer and Paladin of Ragatheil that removed the slayers sneak attack and replaced it with a power called Wrath that does 1d8 of divine damage like Flamestrike every other level. They hybrid class is only 10 levels. The Wrath power is only useable on studied targets.

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James, does Pazio have plans to release Beasteraies 2-5 in the soft cover format?

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James, would Pazio consider doing a yearly product that would give a yearly cannon advancement of the Golarian Timeline for those who might want to use it? I really think that it would be interesting. I understand why Pazio does not advance the timeline in modules and Ap's
for sales reasons but an alternate advancement of the time line would be fun.

On a different note would Pazio consider doing an AP that featured characters from the Pazio Fiction line?

Are there any plans to do a book on Inner sea Militaries?

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I would like those on the left what they would think of this plan for health care to replace the ACA. [note I'm an evil right winger]

All companies wold pay a 10% tax on their employees gross wages and the employee would pay 10% of their gross wages. Medicaid would be eliminated
[it does not work any way] Medicare would remain in place. Each person wold be issued a health care card. They could go to any health care provider and get service. This benefit would also cover dental and vision. The Health care provider would send the bill to a regional billing center where it would be paid. The benefit would also cover all proscribed medication. The benefit would cover unemployed people and indigent people as well. Medicare would have the income cap removed.

The government would be the malpractice insurer and punitive damages would be capped at 100000 dollars there would be no cap on compensatory
damages.

All doctors that maintained a 3.5 gpa in Med school and completed residency and internship would have their Medical school loans paid off by the government. IF the doctor choose to serve in a area of need in the US for 2 years they would have their undergrad loans forgiven by the government.

To reduce the cost in developing new drugs the FDA and its European counter part would establish a uniform protocol for the development and testing of new drugs.

All Health insurance companies wold be eliminated.

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James,what areas in Golarian does Horror Adventures take place in or is it setting neutral?

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Captain, send your voucher to the New America Foundation, you never know you may get paid for all you work. Have a nice day.

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Mark, could Pazio make official rules for firearms constructed from special materials. Firearms made of mithril and adamantine should be more resistant to misfires and explosions from misfires.

In real life most misfires were caused by repeated reloads being fired at ounce. It has been found that muzzle loaded fire arms being fired in mass formations that sometimes an infantry man might not realize that he had not fired his weapon and continued to load it, until it misfired and exploded. The only misfires that I know of that were caused by material failure were in the civil war were caused by a unscrupulous contractor that produced muskets made of cheap metal that had a high misfire rate and repeatedly exploded killing many union troops.

Most material failures in modern fire arms are caused by hot loading bullets. putting more powder in a round than the weapons breach is rated for.

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theJeff, Republicans that go to Trump Rallies have been repeatedly attacked by paid protesters from SEIU, LaRaza and MECHA and other Soros funded groups. [Look at footage from the San Jose Rally] So if these rent a mob protesters are counterattacked by people attending Trump rallies that is just the risk that these rent a mob protesters take to earn their money. If these rent a mob protesters peacefully protested outside the rallies and did not go in and try to disrupt the rallies then there would be no problems with them being attacked.

For the most part conservatives are happy to attend political rallies hear the speaker cheer and go home unless they are attacked by lefties then they might choose to counterattack, you can't blame them for that.
The Campaign does not want its rallies disrupted by fighting between its followers and the left wing protesters.

Neither Republican or Democratic Rallies should be disrupted by protesters that go into the rally to disrupt it. Protesters should protest out side the Rally and let both sides say what they want to their followers.

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Can does not mean should.

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Well Met Comrade Anklebiter, I have a question for you. Why do you and your fellow comrades on the far left think it is ok to burn someone else's property ie a Confederate Flag or an other Flag that does not belong to you regardless if said flag or other object offends you or not.

I personally would not care if you burned a flag that you bought from Fred the Flag maker to burn at a demonstration but when you burn a flag that belongs to another person or the State then you have committed the crimes of theft and arson. Your fellow crackpot leftists would call it a hate crime if I burned a Rainbow Flag [Not that I would, as I would think it s both stupid and wasteful to do that not to mention Wrong even if if I bought the flag from Fred.] Burning any flag is wrong because people place value on a flag as a symbol that they agree with an take offense at their symbol being burned.

From a historical viewpoint I wounder if many on the far left really know that the Flag that they call the Confederate flag really is not the Confederate flag but the Confederate Battle standard [ie. the Stars and Bars] The Confederate Flag is a Single white star on a solid blue field
There is a song about it [The Bonny Blue Flag] you can see an excellent rendetion of the song on youtube in a clip from the Movie Heroes and Generals.

Have a nice Socialist Day. My Favorite Comrade. Or as they say now in Russia Pavakovnic.

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Mark, IMO adamantine, mithril and other special materials should add to AC as well as gibing DR or being lighter. For instance Mithril as seen in Lord of the Rings not only was very light but prevented Frodo from being run through by the cave troll spear. I think these metals not adding an ac bonus is an artifact of bad rules not written by Pazio and just not updated. Have you ever read any of the accounts of the battle of Agincourt? They talk about the suits of well made [IE Masterwork] that the Nobles wore stopping both arrows and crossbow bolts. Most of the Nobles that were killed in the battle died from being thrown from dead horses and being stuck in the mud and being hacked to death by swords and axes.

But I digress, I think Mithril should give a +3 material bonus to AC as well as being 1/2 the weight of steel and adamantine should give a +5 material bonus to AC and DR/-5 bumping up the DR by 2. This IMO would justify the huge price charged for adamantine.

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Rob, what has happened to the Chellish Navy during the latter part of the AP? Why aren't they laying siege to West Crown?

How can a non nation state field more troops than a country? I don't see the total forces of the Glorious Reclamation Numbering over 15,000 men. How are they supplying themselves. Who is funding them it takes a lot of gold to out fit a large force and keep it in the field for a prolonged period. Are these questions addressed in the AP.

How can a non nation state of good guys hope to prevail against evil forces that are backed by high level spell casters who would think nothing of bargaining with devils for powerful favors. For instance Abrogail puts a bounty for the capture of members of the Glorious Reclamation larger bounties for Clerics and Paladins. Once they are brought before her Advisor and traded for wishes and Miracles to breach the walls of West crown and let the army pour in.

How would West Crown Defend against mass Teleportation magic to infiltrate troops into West Crown to raise havoc. My point is that it is much easier for the Bad Guys to break a siege than for good guys to defend against bad guys who will do what ever it takes to win.

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James, I've got a question on a Paladin traveling/adventuring with a inquisitor of Asmodeous that is Lawful evil [Inquisitor is now a unique Devil started out a a pit fiend bound but has been promoted and remade as
for various acts that he committed in the course of the game we are 16th level 2nd tier mythic] would the Paladin be in danger of losing his Paladin powers just because of his choice of traveling companions.

When The Inquisitor chooses to commit morally questionable [ as the Paladin might see them] acts he will send the Paladin to do something else to further the parties goals while he does what needs to be done.
Quite often the Inquisitor will remind the Paladin that acts he is considering are not things a Paladin should think of send the Paladin away and then do them himself as he does not have the same moral strictures as his friend the Paladin. The Paladins God knows that the two are traveling together as they have encountered an avatar of the Deity in the course of the game.

James on a side note, do Gods know what their clerics, paladins, Inquisitors and oracles do just by the fact that they grant them spells and other powers?

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I asked James Jacobs about 4 armed PC's awhile ago on his questions thread on the off topics page. He said to me that without a major rewrite of the combat rules 4 armed PC's do not fit in Pathfinder.

IMO the double weapons rules need to be rewritten they do not make any sense as they are written. Double weapons should use the two weapon fighting rules and feats. If I were to rewire the Double weapon rules
I would start with 1 attack at full BaB second attack at -4. Once you gain a irrative attack you get your 1st attack at full BaB and your second attack at your Irrative BaB. you would then get a third attack at -4. I would add a feat Double Weapon Mastery that would remove the -4 attack penalty you would have to have a Bab of +5 to gain this feat.

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James, is there a map of the Azlant Continent?

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