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James, who designs new spells for new products.
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.
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.
Who on the rules team would you suggest that I ask about how magic item changes are made?
HI Mark, I want to make a higher level Haste Spell with 3 changes
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?
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?
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
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.
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]
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
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.
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
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?
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
The government would be the malpractice insurer and punitive damages would be capped at 100000 dollars there would be no cap on compensatory
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Have a nice Socialist Day. My Favorite Comrade. Or as they say now in Russia Pavakovnic.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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
Nefreet and BNW; would this be legal, Sam the swordsman is armed with a 2-handed sword and wearing cestus. he has GTWF. Sam is fighting oink the orc. Sam strikes onik with his great sword at +27 then bats him in the snout with his cestus at +18 and re-grips his great sword and strikes onink a second time at+22 [as Sam is making a full attack] bats onik again at +13 regrips his great sword whacks onink a third time at +17 and takes a finial swipe at oink at +8
James are there Dwarven colonies/out posts in Varisia? I am trying to write a backstory for my Dwarven Hunter. He is currently employed training animals for the Riddleport thieves guild and acting as a trouble shooter for the same.
I would like him to come from an area near Riddleport as most people who are not adventures tend to stick close to home.
Hi Mark, I want to make sure I am doing mythic spell casting right. I cast a quickened spell on my turn then a spell with my standard action then on my opponents turn I cast another mythic spell that says that I can cast it with an immediate action.
Is this right? Can I use a metamagic rod on the second spell?
Mark, would you think a Trickster 1st tier path ability that changed the sneak attack die type from a d6 to a d8 and at 3rd tier, 3 additional dice would be added to the sneak attack dice pool and at 6th tier the die type would be changed to a d10.
do you think the above is over powered or would be fine?
James Sutter's the one in charge of the Tales line, but I can tell you right now that writing novels for Pathfinder is something we want to continue to control; it's not something we're interested in letting authors write without us approving and proofing the novels.
James I did not mean I wanted other authors to write Novellas I want the fine authors that you already use to produce more Pathfinder content just in e-book form so it could get to your fans faster. print books take 6 months to a year to get published.
James, who at Pazio is in charge of the Pathfinder Tales Line? I heard James Patterson [The author] on the radio this morning talking about novella's that he is writing for amazon and ibooks. I think something like that would be real cool for us readers of Pazio Tales that would like more content.
Do you think you could ask the person in charge of Pazio Tales to find out if the Pazio Tales authors could write novells that we could buy on line? I think Pazio could make some good money doing this.
The easiest way to fix the staff is to change the charging rules.
I would even add a feat, Fast charge: for each 3 caster levels that you have you can reduce the number of spell slots need to charge a staff by one, you cannot reduce the cost below one spell slot per charge.
One problem I see with certain Pazio rules is that they ae overly complex staff charging and item creation as a whole is an example of this.
When non native outsiders are killed on a plane that is not their own don't they reform on their home plane? I would think that a Solar or Planatar could use raise dead on an Angel as their magic is of a direct divine nature powered by their divine essence not magic passed on to a mere mortal. I would also say Devils,demons and deamons could do the same. Though I think by a nature deamons would not bring back a failure.
James why are so may evil female NPC's depicted as bald tattoed and pierced? The only female baddie that I can think of who is not drawn that way is Queeen Abrogail the II. Could Pazio make more female baddies that don't look they just escaped from Nidal or is that just the Female baddie fashion in Golarion?
Liane, Hellknight is one of the best books in the Pathfinder Tales series.
I really liked how you portrayed the Hellknight orders. Before I read the book an event in our long term home game where I am playing a Hellknight Signifier of the Scourge was researching a certain monster only to find the book that he needed with the information on the monster had been burned recently by members of the Rack.
Are you going to write a follow on novel using the same characters? I would like to see the interplay between the Paladins steward and his new mistress. The minor characters were all written very well I really liked
A novel set in Egorian would be really nice full of intrigue murder and infernal politics.
When you are doing your writing how do you deal with a custom lexicon if you use a word processor?
HI James, are the Pathfinder Novels considered cannon in the pathfinder universe? The Reason that I am asking in the new novel Hellknight [btw it is one of the best books in the entire line so far] In Hellknight their is a character Veleene Thrune who is depicted as a member of house Thrune, I was wondering if she was directly related to Queen Abrogail or if she is a member of cadet branch of House Thrune.
The reason that I am asking is that I am writing a character History for one of my characters who I would like to be in House Thrune. He is a Baron. I would like him to be a Thrune but direct relation to the Queen is not necessary could you give me an idea of whom he might be related too?
How closely are the Church of Asmodeus and the State related to one another? How close is the Inquisition to the church and the state?
My character is an Inquisitor of Asmodeus who is bound to Gorthoklek