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James, why are the Aspis agents sch puds? They seem to be just placed for pathfinder agents to lay waste to them. They are not scary in the least. They seem to me just a weak plot device. In the Campaign world where I cut my teeth in there was a bad guy group that was to be feared and avoided unless you had to go against them for a very food reason.
They were the Black Lotus Society. Their nominial leader Aaos the mad god was a god. Their leaders were high level mages 12-20th level types
These guys were terrifying to think of encountering let alone fighting.
Give us some real real bad guys to make us worry about.
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Is Cosmo actually a real person? I have not seen him post in his OWN thread. Is James holding him hostage in the Paizo Office unable to get to a computer. Denying him food and water. I call on Wes to free Cosmo So his electronic minions can hear from their overlord again. FREE COSMO!!
Mark, I am making a new armor enchantment called Quickness this enchantment simply removes the slows function from heavier armors.
How much would you charge for this I was thinking in the range between 2500gp and 5000gp?
I am glad you escaped from the vile clutches of Cosmo last week. He was planing on charging us $50 a post of yours for his Gencon vacation fund.
I also have a few weapons questions for you. What would the stats be for sword breaker the iconic swashbuckler is using?
Have you heard of a weapon called a Nagamaki? I am tying to stat it up as I think it is a very cool weapon. It is like a nodachi but it has a thicker longer blade and a longer handle. I was thinking of 1d10 or 1d12 18-20x2, what do you think? The weapon was used in the edo period by foot troops against mounted samurai. Sometime it was used by mount troops that wanted a reach weapon.
adjacent squares are the 4 squares that are boardering the square that you are in if you are a medium sized creature. The same goes if you are using a hex map then it would be the six squares that boarder the hex that you are in. adjacent squares if you are mounted are the squares that are boardering the 5x10 space your mount takes up.
LazerX, IMO you are incorrect. As long as the Magus sword or black blade is at least +1 he can spend any amount of arcane pool points to enhance the swords to hit bonus or use the arcane pool to add any of the enhancements such as flaming by spending 1 arcane point for flaming or 2 for flaming burst.
You do not have to a +2 weapon to use flaming burst. you have to have a +1 slashing weapon or a blackblade and spend 2 points from your arcane pool or 3 if your smart and buy the enduring blade arcana.
The weapon enhancements provided by the Magi's Arcane pool follow the standard rules for magic weapon enhancement except they are temporary
In last nights game this happened we used the 2 round grab and maintain.
The wyvern successfully grabbed and maintained his grip on the hapless magus as he was flying away with his paralyzed meal to be he was hit by grease and failed to maintain his grip on his meal to be. Hence he dropped his meal from 40' meal who went splat for 20 points of damage.
Mark I am making a hunter archetype called the Blessed Healer. His spell casting is reduced to the Paladin spell progression in return he gains the lay on the hands ability of the paladin and a heal companion by touch for a number of times per day equal to his charisma modifier at level 7
What do you think?
Mark, in forthcoming products could you add feats for fighters barbarians and bloodragers that do not require a 13+ intelligence and combat expertise. IMO Combat Expertise is the worst feat tax in Pathfinder.
It would be nice to have more feats for 2 handed weapons. It seems to me Paizo of late has concentrated on niche feats for melee combatants instead of more general feats that rely on muscle and combat power.
I just picked this up and I am disappointed in it. There is not one feat for fighters, barbarians or bloodragers that are 2-handed weapon fighters.
Its chock full of feats that require a 13+ intelligence. Intelligence and charisma are dump stats for most martials who are not dual class casters.
Would it have been very hard to add combat feats for 2-handed fighters?
You add two pages of feats for monks who are not really martials but their own unique class and should have been covered in their own book of monk goodness for those who like monks.
The Bloodrager arch type is already covered by the brawler or monk.
Why should you have to have combat expertise to pull your opponents shield aside so you comrade can get a strike vs. his unshielded AC.
How about a feat like
All excess damage is passed on to the opponent.
Mark, could you talk with the other rules developers and come up with another feat to replace combat expertise for teamwork feats and most other combat feats in general. It is one of the worst feat taxes in the game as in punishes martial characters in most builds requiring them to have an intelligence of 13. There is no feat tax like that for a casters to have a physical stat of 13. I could make an argument that it would make more sense for an arcane caster to have a con of 13+ as casting is hard on the body.
DO you know if Paizo has ever thought of using a Mana system in place of the current spell system? I think mana systems work far better for casters than current system.
an ex. a an el 10 wizard would have 13 [con]+20 intelligence+[10x4] for a total of 73 mana to spend for their spells. a fire ball would cost 5 mana to cast. it makes meta magic easier for instance maximized fire ball would cost 20 mana to cast. A Mana system makes it easier to load wands and staffs it simply cost 3x the amount of mana to load a staff or wand.
Mark when will the FAQ come out for the Bolt Ace?
Mark would a fire arm that uses metal rounds that has higher damage but a restricted rate of fire and does not use the touch AC mechanic but use the standard rules for combat work.
Example big game rifle. This is a double barreled rife it has a rate of fire of 2 rounds per melee round. The rifle does not have the -4 penalty to hit for firing both barrels and it can not be used with the rapid reload feat or the gunslinger deed that increase the rate of fire.
Feral, I think you are missing my main point. PFS is a marketing tool for Paizo to get new players into the game and. To market its products to stablished gamers. If Mike and John piss off established gamers that sped $100 or more a month by banning good things from new material it will hurt the bottom line of Pazio's revenue stream. I do not want to see that happen as I like Pazio's high quality new material.
I do get miffed when I buy a product to use inPFS and things are banned before they are even tested. SLA's were banned for a good reason people were gaming the system with them to get into PRC's early.
Bears should start at medium and at 7th get a size advancement. No druid, ranger or hunter would take a cub adventuring AC's are not throw away meat shields and pc's who use them as such should be punished in game by their gods for doing so.
Hi James, I need your help who at Paizo would I direct a complaint about material being banned in PFS. The person that oversees Mike Brock.
For the most part the PFS guys do a great job but I am tired of them banning certain material mainly the material that I really like from being used IN PFS. Their latest offense against animals is banning the Warcat of Rull. I would not be so bent but I spent $20.00 on the book that It was in and now I can not use it because it was deemed overpowered.
Have you seen the artwork for this cool kitty it is just over the top.
PS I am waiting for next months release of Pathfinder Unchained and will buy it as soon as it hits the shelves at my local game store.
Mekkis, what do you consider broken or overpowered. IMO the Warcat of Rull is neither. The only things that I have seen that are broken are the Summoner and high level gunslingers with ricochet shot. I do not even think that ricochet shot is broken it is just annoying for the GM.
IMO most of what I see on the boards as what people think is over powered is not over powered at all is that those people just prefer a low or no magic game and think because they like their games that way we all should like are games that way. I my self am on the other end of the spectrum I prefer a high powered high magic game. You should never be able to over power the GM just out think him.
As to why I think the Warcat of Rull is cool has nothing to do with the numbers but just what it looks like in the artwork. It would be nice for a mounted character but me myself would not use it for one as the mounted rules for pathfinder suck greatly.
Gm Lamplighter by that same logic you stated above all 5th level or higher magic should be banned because it does too much damage. After all
This ban has ticked me off to the point that I am going to write to Vic and James Jacobs about it because I am tired of buying books and having the things that I like banned so that I can not use the in Pazio's Marketing game PFS and I hate boons as I can not get them because I cnat afford to goto conventions and buy products too.
Mike and John, could you stay away from boons for this. Have Mark Seifer make a feat to get a better pet or make an archetype that specializes in
Boons are fine for those who can go to conventions but some of us can only afford to buy books and minis from Paizo but not go to conventions.
Mr Brock, why is the warcat of Rull not allowed? Dino's are allowed mamoths are allowed but you' do not allow war cats. Anything that is cool the leadership either nerfs or bans. Why should we buy new books and give money to pazio if the best things in the books are not allows in PFS which is supposed to be the marketing arm for PAnzio. At least let them be tested for a season to see if they work or not before outright banning them. War cats are farless powerful than. Many eilodons that i have seen, both are class features.
AT least PFS gives out better treasue thn the AP's .
Less banning things from new material until they are proven to be broken.
Mark, I have a question on a magic Item. Would you see any thing wrong with changing the armor bonus on bracers of armor to a dodge bonus and charging the same price for the item.
A question on Animal Companions. So you know why Pazio seems so cat centric on animal companions? Dogs are mans best friend and they are totally slighted in the world Animal Companions. Can you design a domestic large sized dog animal companion that is the equal of the new Warcat of Rull.
Vic, can we get some male barbarians themed from the land of the Linnorn Kings. I have like 4 or 5 figures of Amari great figures but I need a Male non Shontai for my own PC's. We need Aasamir paladin type figs also. We need Oreads and Ifreet mins. Hobgoblins.
Can you do a set of minis from the monster manuals maybe 75% 25% mixed with the NPC codex minis.
How about a set for the Hell's Rebels AP.
Just filled up my 1520xl bag and need more minis.
Buying meta magiced scrolls. If we can buy metamagic rods, gain meta magic feats, gain meta magic abilities via class abilities it makes no sense that we can not buy scrolls that have meta magiced spells on them.
Step 1 allow caster to buy or receive via class ability the Feat scribe scroll but rule he has to pay full cost to scribe the scroll. This eliminates slow progression casters from being hosed buying scrolls.
Step 2 rule for heighten that is on level per caster level increase of the heighten spell example 11th level caster wants to heighten daylight to 11th level he would have to pay to equivalant of a 9th level spell 3 for the basic level of the spell and 6 levels for the heighten. Heighten is messy because it is not a fixed cost like other metamagic spells. The real easy way would just make heighten a fixed cost I would make it a 3x like maximize because it is that good.
Flutter, enlarge person does not work on pols they are the wrong type. Once they become pols they change their type. To enlarge a pol you have to drop a bag containing at least 500 gp on them to enlage them if two or more of them are gathered together dropping the bag of gold in betwen them instead incites a rage effect as they attack one another to get the gold.
Ignore Snotter everyone knows dragons like to eat fat horses, he was just projecting, you are a sleek guardian of animal kind.
Hi Mark, do you think it would be unbalancing to create a feat for animal companions to give them a size increase if the animal in question can grow to the next size. example the Battle Cat of Cull starts as medium gets a size increase at EL 7 to large takes feat size increase to huge.
Arch magi, if you think Golarion is a high magic world you have never played in a high magic world. Other than a rod of the viper there have no other wands rods or staffs of note no spell books very few if any scrolls. If you call this hugh magic then you must be dropping some good acid and are tripping.
We should bro finding wands of cure serious at el 12 on the bad guys wands that have utility scrolls buff wands a staff might even be nice. Bracers of armor +4 or greater rings might be nice too. The cultists area joke they do not even consume our resources and they have max hp all of our encounters have max hp. The authors are more concerned with the story than having the pc's earn nice things that are meaningful. There is no balance between story and loot and the quality of the loot. Less mooks at higher levels with better gear. The only mooks that were not a push over we're in the finial boos. Room and that is only because I went full blood rager on them and exposed myself to them and if I had an ac that approached what it should be at my level they would not have hit me as many times as they did.
Why would a deanon lord have no treasue on him or near by IMO that was one of the worst written encounters in 35years of gaming. Defeating a demon lord twice should mean you break the bank and no treasure was rewarded he was at least cr+4. Much more fun and challangingthan the boos fight. He should have known what she had inside of her and she should have been his slave.
Are the Iconic minis going to be released as singles?
If Quinn is anything like his artwork he is going to be one of the best figures ever made as he totally paid of his artist to give him the best picture ever. Maybe being the Investigator and all he has the dirt on the artists and hold it over them to make his pics just better than all the rest.
I think That the PFS team made a mistake taking Teifling and AAsamir away
AN easy way to balance outsider races would be to include all of them but
Mark do you see any problems with the following spell I took enlarge person and changed the target to outsider.
A Outsider creature whose size increases to Large has a space of 10 feet and a natural reach of 10 feet. This spell does not change the target's speed.
If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains the maximum possible size and may make a Strength check (using its increased Strength) to burst any enclosures in the process. If it fails, it is constrained without harm by the materials enclosing it—the spell cannot be used to crush a creature by increasing its size.
All equipment worn or carried by a creature is similarly enlarged by the spell. Melee weapons affected by this spell deal more damage (see Table: Tiny and Large Weapon Damage). Other magical properties are not affected by this spell. Any enlarged item that leaves an enlarged creature's possession (including a projectile or thrown weapon) instantly returns to its normal size. This means that thrown and projectile weapons deal their normal damage. Magical properties of enlarged items are not increased by this spell.
Multiple magical effects that increase size do not stack.
Enlarge person can be made permanent with a permanency spell.
HI Mark, I am working on a new bloodrager bloodline for an up coming game.
I took the chain armor race ability from the Kyton in
the second power that I gave them was grasping chains. which gives them a chain attack with a 5 foot reach dealing 1d8+strength 1 per normal attack that they receive at 6th level the chains reach increases to 10'
they receive resistance to fire and cold 5 and immunity to rust at 12th level the resistance to fire and cold increases to 10
Fir their level 8 power I gave them dancing chains form the Kyton in bestiary 1.
do any of these powers seem out of line to you?
Rob, this is another of my posts on the poor design of the AP. Things good about the AP the story is good with a few tweaks it could be great
I feel you authors a very lazy in regards to treasure placement our party just had two cr 13 encounters that were jacked up to more of 14 or 15 because of maxing the hit points of the bad guys. the encounter with the Glabrazu was epic until we beat it and got nothing. This is one of the worst designed encounters in my 36 years of gaming, When you kill or drive off a major demon you should get bank lots of coin treasure and lots of magic items. We get more treasure from speed bump encounters with which are no threat to us at our level. They should have less treasure and the big bad more.
Your authors rely far too much on magic marts for the PC's gaining magic items. It is far more rewarding to a Player and a PC to find an item than buy one. In this AP we have not found any wands of note no scrolls
What most of the posters in this I hate Paladins thread is that GODS are not stupid they know everything that goes on anywhere near on of THEIR paladins if the devil lover cast it to save their paladin not only would it not be a violation of the paladins code but the Paladins god would look favorably upon the devil lover for saving his paladins butt.
The God in question my make a note of it and tell HIS/HER paladin what this devil lover did and have his paladin have a chat with the devil lover and tell the devil lover in the future to use his emergency cure moderate potion the next time and remind him to mention the fact he did a VERY GOOD act next time he Prays to the BIG A.
Now if the paladin drank a potion of infernal healing knowingly that would piss of his god and he would be disciplined by having his powers taken away until he does penance and gets an atonement spell cast on him.
On a side note I have always thought it was lazy on Pazio's part not