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Pack flanking, IMO is the best team work feat yet made you and your AC get +4 to hit and count as flanking when ajecant to your opponent. You have to pay a feat tax of combat expertise to pick it up but I think it is well worth it.

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Dhyr, do not take a fighters weapons away. When the party enters the town the gate guards peace string the weapons which usually Involves wrapping the scabbard and pommel of the weapon in bright string and sealing it with a wax stamp.

why would a fighter who has spent a wagon load of gold on his bright shiny magic sword hand it over to some yokel gate guard and if the gate guard tried to take it away from him the fighter would be justified in running the gate guard through.

The way to handle casters is to hand them a hand bill showing the penaties
for using harmful sells with in city limits and strictly enforce it.
A different hand bill would be given martial explaining the penalties for using weapons on towns folks and enforce it.

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James, I wanted to thank pazio for the ACG it isw a great book with lots of potential I really like the Slayer, Bloodrager, Swashbuckler and the Hunter.

Now on to my question. Can you explain why when Pazio puts feat taxes in martial feats that have nothing to do with the feat it self. Example the great new feat Pack Flanking has the feat Combat expertise which has a prereq of int of 13. This makes it real hard to take the feat in a lot of builds if you are limited to a 20 point build. I don't see them same feat taxes for casting classes. Maybe that is because I have not delved too deeply in to caster classes other than Magus's and Bloodragers.

Question 2: Would you ask Jason to consider letting the weapons training ability that fighters and some others get substitute for Weapons Focus as a prerequisite for feats that require Weapons focus as a prerequisite.

Also I would like to tell you that you did a great job on the Technology guide. there was only one item that I did not like and that was powered armor. Most of what I did not like was having to refer to other sections of the book to look up abilities.

IMO all magic item descriptions

should be able to fit on a 3x5 or 4x6 index card but that is just my own individual quirk because that is what my GM in my formative gaming years did.

Pazio is really rocking with great content for Pathfinder!!

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There is no Spell-less Hunter. I made a Spell less hunter Archtype it was real simple. I removed spell casting and replaced it with the Druid Wild shape ability limited to animals and gave them the the class skill Use magic device and the feat powerful shape.

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Does the General purpose fighting trick grant armor proficiencies Light, medium and Heavy?

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I have a question on the Slayer's Studied Target ability. In the changes that were announced between the finial play test and ACG release.

It was announced that the action economy was changed from a move action to a swift action. This change does not seem to be in the ACG is this an editing problem or did Pazio change it again.

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Troodos, from another discussion I had with James Jacobs on the ask James Jacobs thread about multi-armed PC races James told me that the basic combat rules would have yo be rewritten for multi-armed races so I would have to say no.

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Does any one have a list of Slayer Talents?

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Vital strike and shocking grasp work quite well together if you are a magus
Cast shocking grasp hold the charge , next round make your attack as a standard action with vital strike if you hit your weapon would deal 2x weapon damage then your shocking grasp damage+ power attack if you have it. You do not get bonus damage for your shocking grasp from vital strike. Yo do that you would need to use empower metamagic or maximize meta magic both of which any self respecting. Magus would have as a feat or from one of his class abilities.

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Marc, any news on the Herolab files? Its almost mid August.

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Tels and Alexander, use some common sense. If you want to use a fencing weapon and use dex damage, you can't wield a rapier with two hands the weapon is not designed for it. There was only one 2-handed pricing weapon it was from Italy it was an Estoc, it had a tri-corner blade and was designed to be thrust through the gaps n plate armor.
Not a fencing weapon at all. Fencing weapons were rapiers epees foils sabers and cutlasses and a verity of daggers used in the off hand.

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Mike, are pregens for the ACG iconics going to released soon.

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HI James I've got a balance question for you. Would it unbalance the ranger to remove the Favored enemy class feature and replace it with studied target.

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Hi James, I have a question for you. Why do you think some Pathfinder gamers only play with core rules and the PRD?

I find that these type of gamers complain the loudest on things like dex to damage and other things. Most of this catagory of gamers are younger
I a middle aged gamer.

I don't understand if they find a hole in the rules that they think needs plugging for their group, they should sit down as a group and write a feat or other ability that they all agree on and use it instead of loudly whining on the boards. That is the wonderful thing about Pathfinder it allows creativity from its players.

I think that the group that only plays with core rules tend not to buy other pazio products and only use free stuff.

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Could I get some feedback on a new teamwork feat that I made,

New Feat
Side by Side
Category Team Work
You and your partner or animal companion have mastered the art of Side by Side fighting.
Benefit: when you and your partner who also as this feat [this would also include your animal companion] are Side by side facing an opponent. The Opponent gains the Flanked condition.
You gain +2 to hit vs. your opponent +4 if you have the Out flank feat. Whenever you or your companion score a critical hit against the flanked target the other gains an opportunity attack vs. the flanked target.

Prerequsites: +4 BAB and one other team work feat

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I am playing a angel blooded aaisamer bloodrager with the celestial bloodline.

at level 3 would my celestial resistences increase to 10 5 from race and 5 from blood line?

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James could you comment on this homebrew team work feat.

New Feat
Side by Side
Category Team Work
You and your partner or animal companion have mastered the art of Side by Side fighting.
Benefit: when you and your partner who also as this feat [this would also include your animal companion] are Side by side facing an opponent. The Opponent gains the Flanked condition.
You gain +2 to hit vs. your opponent +4 if you have the Out flank feat. Whenever you or your companion score a critical hit against the flanked target the other gains an opportunity attack vs. the flanked target.

Prerequsites: +4 BAB, Out Flank

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James is the cool looking green glowing sword that the Technic League captain carrying in the Tech guide?

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If you don't have knowledge religion or dungonering you know nothing about drow. A paladin might know that they are evil if he used his detect evil on them and they were above 5th level.

Most people would think they were a dark skinned elf perhaps from Oserion or Gurundi.

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Use a lucern hammer. It has reach and is a martial weapon 1d12x3. There are no non exotic weapons that have a x4 crit multiplier. X4crit multipliers make a weapon exotic.

The only way I know of to increase a weapons crit multiplier is to be a Kensai or be A mythic champion.

You really don't need a higher crit multiplier as A Paladin. Use your smite. Buy the extra smite feat at 3rd level. As soon as you can afford it put holy on your weapon then add axiomatic with your paladin ability to enchant your weapon. That is 1d12x3+4d6.
There are also. Bracers that increase your level for smiting by four levels. If you are going for a reach build also consider lunge and combat patrol.

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Panda stats are in the animal archive. A must have book for those of us who like our furry buddies.

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I asked James Jacobs,in the ask JJ thread about multi-armed races and he told me that the core combat assumtions would have to be redesigned if multi-armed pc's were pathfinderized.

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Hi James, I was woundering if you and some of the other Pazio guys and gals could start a thread discussing 3pp products and their meshing with Pazio products for playability. It seems to me that there are a lot of
players and GM's that have an irrational haltered of 3pp products.

I really like all the Pazio products that I have bought but as much as Pazio writes they can't come up with all the great ideas out there
SKR games has had good stuff before he worked for you and after he left,
Green Ronin games has good stuff and Marc Randels company has my personal 3pp favorite class the Spell-less Ranger.

Pazio has done nothing to foster this strange attitude but I think Pazio could do a great deal to dispel this. I think that this wold be good for the whole RP industry.

Have a good week end.

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Vic, would be possible to alternate sets say do 30 pc/npc 15 monsters doing one type on monster like outsiders or undead. Then the next set 30 monsters 15 of one type and 15 of another type and 15 PC type figs.

Pazio has some great art work that just begs to be made into minis.

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Eric would consider doing a mini line that comprised all of the Iconics,
minis taken from the Inner sea guide and the NPC Codex. I would really like the Halfling ranger and paladin, Kitsune,Nagaji and perhaps some of the planes touched races. Thats and easy 48 minis.

On an unrelated topic, does White Estrid have any siblings?

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James does White Estrid have any siblings?

I am trying to do backstory for a Bloodrager who is a Angel touch aasimar
how would you suggest how his rage formed? He comes from the Land of the Linnorm Kings. He hails from Halgrim.

James could you give us some hints on how Paizo designed the new tech weapons.

James would Pazio consider marketing a lexicon of Golarion words and names for MS Word and the MAC. I think this would sell very well for Pazio devoted fans.

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I should explain further what I am suggesting. If you come from Tien-Xia
you would get some of the eastern weapons that are exotic as martial and some of the western weapons that are martial or exotic would be exotic for a character form Tien-Xia. example a Tien would get a Tetsubo as a martial weapon but would have to take an exotic weapon feat for a Lucern hammer or Bec-de corbin.

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Mike and John. would you consider swapping proficiencies with western weapons for proficiencies for eastern weapons for characters that come form Tien-Xia.

My personal favorite eastern weapon is the Tetsubo but with the lack of feats that I would get for the class that I have chosen I cannot see the utility of wasting a feat on a exotic weapon feat for an iron bound club that is much easier to master than a Katana or a long sword.

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I think Paizo should scrap the extra HP while raging and replace it with DR/- equal to 1/2 of the Barbarians level. IMO this would do the same thing as extra temp hit points and be an easier mechanic for players to use. The Extra Con given by raging will still give the Barbarian at least a +2 on their Fort save more when the Barbarian gets greater rage.

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I ran this last night. It was overly complex IMO. The puzzle was so Involuted that I as the GM could not understand it and we were already pressed for time so I talked with my players and skipped the puzzle and my players had a great deal of fun RP'ing with the time dragon.

My only gripe was with the name of the bbg in the future could the authors make the name of the BBG's easier to pronounce most of us do not speak ancient egyptian for Ptolemaic period so pick easier names. Cleopatra would have been nice Isis would have been great and both would have fit into the scenario.

One other small gripe was if you put templates on creatures please add them to the stat block.

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In the write up for the room it states that there are billowing icy clouds in the room. granting at least partial concealment. The centipede
was invisible [total concealment] and delivered a touch spell. This does not break invisibility. IMO according to RAW your GM screwed up.

Sometimes GM's don't like to see the BBG not be able to do things that they [GM's] want them to do. I think this was the case with you GM.

The player came up with an inventive use of his spells and familiar to save another PC the GM should have applauded this and had the BBG go after other members of the party.

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Jason, if you fix other rules in unchained please fix the WBL table it does not mesh with the cost of magic items. Pazio designs many great magic items that players will never see as they are too expensive for any pazio produced products. Examples Shadow Lords Armor 117,500gp Field Medics Breast Plate 53,500 gp, Most staffs. It is now nice to tease the people who buy your products with Items there characters will never be able to buy because of faulty WBL designed by WOTC [note this not Pazio's fault except you did not fix it.]

Since you are doing the Summoner could you talk to SKR and slip in his Robomancer arch-type it is really cool.

On the Rogue could you add the Skrimisher and Scouts Charge to the Rogues talent list this would greatly add to fixing the Rogue IMO.

It looks like Pazo did a great job with the Advanced Class Guide, keep up the good work.

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I've got a question I'm the gm for all three parts. Do I ever get to use mythic goodies on the character that I apply the credits too?

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Ravingdork, why don't you suggest to your player to have his pirate ship have a cannon or a Parrot Rifle that fires case shot.

Case shot is hundreds of musket or mini balls that are packed together and fired like a shotgun when the cannon is fired

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James, where is Ragathiel worshhipped?

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James, I was wondering why Pazio does not design items for new classes when they are released. An example, when the Magus came out, IMO a Bladebound Magus would never buy a metamagic rod as it would make much more sense to have the metamagic bound into a ring. This is simple for a home game the GM could house rule it but in PFS only Pazio Magic items are allowed.

James, Could you talk to Jason and see if would be possible to change Celestial Obedience’s could be modified so they could be used in PFS.
If I am reading them correctly most start when the PC has 12+hd or is a member of a Mystery Cult [Prestige Class]

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James, could you ask Jason to do a thread like to answer crunchy rules questions?

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Lemmy, you still did not addresses the major problem with the Rogue the inability to get sneak attacks on a consistent basis. I think that Rogues need a movement based ability like Skirmisher to give the Rogues a greater percentage of sneak attacks per round.

I like the other Talents that you have done for Rogues. I think that an ability to add sneak attack damage to crits. an another talent to add to crit conformation.

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James, I have to give you and the rest of the Pazio guys and girls a hand you all did a great job on the Slayer class. I really like the Favored Target class ability. I hope there are some better Talents then in the
play test. that is the only weakness in the class IMO. I hope there is
a Skirmisher talent added in the finial version of the slayer.

Can you give us a hint when the Slayer iconic is going to be previewed.

The Bloodrager is very cool also. How does raging and spell casting work?

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James, I have a question on animal companions. Are animal companions Separate form the PC that they are a part of? The reason that I am asking the somewhat obscure question is that Command word activation says the character must hold the item.

IF the AC is wearing a collar that requires a command word and is part of the character [does not Independently function w/o the character] the AC's master should be able to say the command word that activates the collar.

Could you tell me if I'm full of hooey on this.

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James, I have two questions on animal companions for you.

1: Would you see anything unbalancing for a large size standard dog as an animal companion?

2: How would magical creation of an animal, say a druid and a wizard work together the druid casts animal growth on the animal and the wizard casts Permanency on a breeding pair of animals then they are bred would that work?

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Impact AoMF is not the same as Strong Jaw. AoMF W/impact only increases
the damage step of a fist by one size Category strong jaw increases it by
2. So the Item does not exist. I am making a custom item for a home game for an animal companion. As far as a command word the AC is within 30 ft of the master most of the time so his master could say the command word as the master and his brothers crafted the Item.

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After seeing the Pricing I Think I would change it to 1x a day for 7 min. Command word activated for 10.800gp

Its for my animal companion. A custom animal companion a Skaith Hound which is a dog large sized.

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are there any problems with Bracers of Armor stacking with [Mythic] Enduring Armor.

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I have never played a multi-class spell caster before. If I took 2 levels of Wizard and 10 levels of Magus would I be able to take spells of the apporiate level from wizard spell list?

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How would I price a Collar of Strong Jaw. Effect: 3 time per day the wearer of the collar is effected by the Strong Jaw spell for ten minutes each time minimum caster level.

Strong Jaw
Source Advanced Player's Guide pg. 1
School transmutation; Level druid 4, ranger 3
Casting
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S
Effect
Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration 1 minute/level
Saving Throw Fortitude negates (harmless); Spell Resistance yes (harmless)
Description
Laying a hand upon an allied creature’s jaw, claws, tentacles, or other natural weapons, you enhance the power of that creature’s natural attacks. Each natural attack that creature makes deals damage as if the creature were two sizes larger than it actually is. If the creature is already Gargantuan or Colossal-sized, double the amount of damage dealt by each of its natural attacks instead. This spell does not actually change the creature’s size; all of its statistics except the amount of damage dealt by its natural attacks remain unchanged.

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James, in the Iron Gods section you commented on a four armed PC race stating that you thought they would be too powerful. Could you expand on that please.

In another gaming system one of my favroite races was a Throon it had no greater power than any of the other strong races in that system.

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I have a question, would Vescavor Swarms take damage from a character holding a axiomatic weapon when the Vescavor Swarm swarmed on the character holding the axiomatic weapon? Vescavor Swarms are chaoticly aligned.

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Point Blank Master [Custom]
You are adept at firing ranged weapons in close quarters. When firing while threatened you do not provoke attacks of opportunity.

A You must have a dexterity of 15 to take this feat

B you must have the Feats Dodge and Mobility to take this feat

Point Blank Master [original]
Do not provoke attacks of opportunity while firing one ranged weapon
Prerequisite Weapon Specialization with selected ranged weapon

I changed the Prerequisites for the custom feat to better fit a custom class that I am making. I actually made it a bit harder to get the feat.

As the [original feat is written I do not think the feat Prerequisite matches what the feat does Point Blank Master seems to rely more on Dexterity and mobility to dodge opportunity attacks.

could I get some feed back and comments.

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Kujow, If you want a holy avenger spear buy a holy avenger and add the transformative enchantment it costs a flat 10,000gp so you can add it to a named item, one of the few enchantments you can add to a named item as only flat priced enchantments can be add by the PFS rules. hope you have enough prestige to buy a pricy item like a Holy Avenger.

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