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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Society Member. 315 posts. No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters.


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I loved Pathfinder as is. Then I started reading these forums. I've liked it less and less ever since. Less to do with the system, more to do with some of the types of people attracted to this type of system.

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Or you can do a point spread ala (15, 14, 12, 12, 11, 9) etc. We use a 20 point 1-for-1 buy, starting with a base score of 10. Slightly beefy in stats but it alows us to make the type of character we want.

Assuming you're taling non-pfs games, which would mean you can do whatever you want. I've never understood why so many people think point-but is mandatory for Pathfinder.

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Literally none if these topics will be relevant until August 19th, basic rules or not. I'd stock up on dramatic posts and smarmy comebacks until then.

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Awesome picture, still 'meh' on the class.

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The bloody nine was the best part of that series and, oddly, the bright spot amid overwhelming the nihilism.

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Blackvial wrote:
Maccabee wrote:
Logen Nine-Fingers with magic.....?

Oh heck yeah

wasn't his rage also a completely different personality to go with what he doesn't remember doing

I was never sure whether or not he remembered it, but it was definitely a seperate personality ("the bloody nine") coming to the fore. Love that character. He went from Jayne the merc to the Kurgan on steroids in ten seconds flat.

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Logen Nine-Fingers with magic.....?

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I'll be buying the PHB, just to see what they did with it, but I don’t expect to play it. I didn’t like what I saw in the playtest, and I'm not nostalgic about the 2nd edition rule set (and that’s version I grew up with). Terrible interior art, lackluster classes with little to no options (brown books didn't help), and very static combat. No thanks. Not that Pathfinder is 150% better, but it and 3.0/3.5 are significant improvements in my opinion.

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Like it or not the Paladin is the type of class one should discuss with the DM prior to character creation. It helps to get a feel for how you both view the class and its stipulations. Every group is going to have a different view on adventuring and interparty relations. Run the damn Paladin the way your group wants to. Being LG doesn't mean preclude acting like a normal person with faults and doubt, nor does it mean you should be Robocop or your party's Blue Falcon.

*Blue Falcon: military term for the guy who narcs on everyone, slang for Buddy Frakker, also the guy who won't count your 100th push up because you were .5 seconds over*

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CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES!! SEE THEM DRIVEN BEFORE YOU!! AND TO HEAR THE LAMENTATIONS OF THEIR <insert preferred gender>!!!

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Yet more validation for WR being my favorite fantasy artist.

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Racism is always there,under the surface, regardless of who or "what" you are in contrast to those around you. In Miami some of my classmates in Rabbinical school were paranoid that the blacks and latinos were out to kill them, on the streets, some latino and black folks would give me the Nazi salute and throw rocks while walking my sister home from school. Neither side questioned their own fear/ignorance when confronted by me and my obvious dominican features. Idiots are always waiting in the wings to show you how stupid they really are..

And black/brown nerds are not a new thing. Our D&D club in high school (circa 94') was 50% black and/or hispanic.

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....but, plants CRAVE BRAWNDO.

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Back to the original topic at hand:

I took the disparity to mean that the NPC's in skulls and shackles (for example) were either part of a military/upscale civliation such as Cheliax etc. Hence the coats, finery, and tailored clothing. I always look at the adventurers as wandering vagabonds who piece-meal their outfits from the various locales they visit. Being adventurers, who spend most of their money on items, food, and drink, they'd end up buying bits of cheap clothinghere and there. And its always the older fashions that end up in the "copper bin".

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100% appropriate, for World of Warcraft.

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If anything, this entire discussion proves how subjective and varied the alignment system is. The end result seems to always be Batman vs Superman or Riddick vs Drizzt. Neverending battle...

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Fighter, because:

1 - Job definition: put foot to ass

2 - If you can make a baseline, "limited" class shine and seem unique then you're an awesome player

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Nullmancer wrote:
"We all think you're a worthless cleric because you can't keep anyone alive."

Tactics and builds aside this doesn't sound like the type of group you'd want to run with. You should be playing with friends or polite acquaintances, not jerks. If one of my players had the nerve to talk to anyone at my table like that he'd be ducking a chair as a prelude to being booted out the door.

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Atarlost wrote:
tcharleschapman wrote:
Society games are the worst. I witnessed one guy a few months ago convince someone not to use archetypes of the bard class until the person played a bunch of games with a base bard and learned how the class worked. Getting to level 5 in PFS is a 60 hour investment. The guy knew what he wanted his character to do and an archetype would have served that better and he didn't want to play every week. This awful advice came from a 5-star GM.

This is excellent advice. Archetyped bards are extremely easy to mess up.

Your problem is that you are only looking at your character. Your right to bring a wimp to a fight stops where it puts your supposed allies in more danger.

I disagree, because its a GAME. It's not real combat or a life threatening endeavor. Regardless of how many "man hours" you've put into leveling your imaginary persona the goal is for everyone to sit at the table and have fun playing the GAME. If one of my guys deploys and has no clue what he's doing or which end the bullets come out of, THATS putting your allies in danger. If a player at my table is rocking a fighter in padded armor and wielding a cudgel then the rest of us have to be that much smarter and luckier to survive. All part of being a "hero" playing a GAME for FUN.

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I cant give an ubiased opinion as I'm still not sold on ALL PVP ALL THE TIME. I want to play because its Pathfinder, not DAOC2.

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Well as it happens I'm part of a select minority that is not allowed to join the military because we practice extremely dangerous fighting arts that only WE can do. We're basically too dangerous for the military.....One time, on a city bus, I wrecked a guy.

(bonus points if you recall that thread)

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Freehold DM wrote:
I want to shun you, set, for not liking archetypes but I'm with him on alternate class abilities SOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUUCH I'm willing to let it slide. Also love giff and spelljammer, butmourn the loss of the scarred lands, so tthat's balanced. Bur I note you did not mention Werewolf the apocalypse in your white wolf hug. Therefore I'm going to only s you instead of shun.

Hope

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Still sad that I never learned any tricks or air hops. The wife is dogmatically ballroom traditional and doesnt approve of those shennanigans no matter what Brian Sezter or The Mask have to say.

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RW Confession:

I love electronica/club music and I think Lady Gaga is the bees knees. I also love swing music and would wear a zoot suit daily if I could get away with it.

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Bigots.

Bigots who try to justify why they're bigots.

Bigots who pretend otherwise.

"Intellectuals" that label military members as mindless drones.

My fellow military members that think they're Captain America.

Armchair generals and conspiracy theorists that think they have the slightest clue what the CIA/FBI/NSA/SOCOM is actually doing or planning.

Trendy movie goers that have fallen into the "hate every genre movie that comes out" syndrome that cropped up somewhere around 2002. You whined about a lack of comic book/sci fi/fantasy movies forever and now they exist.

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I'd love an AP thats Dwarf centric and delves into the Sky Citadels and whatevers left of their old kingdoms.

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The one that always comes to mind (because my current group, running 3 years strong from the fallout of the DM in question), is the DM we had that continuosly paused combat and the narrative to check his computer based notes. Thats what we thought at the time. We finally figured out he was pausing the game to PVP WITH HIS DAOC CHARACTER.

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Happy Birfdays!

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I genuinely find the Golarion dieties lacking. I miss the FR gods.

My first DM experience was with basic in 1991....and I gave out magical armor very reminiscent of the 'Predator'.

I base my characters off metal/rock songs. Its like I have visions when I'm listening to music and the characters just appear in my head.

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Treppa wrote:
Maccabee wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Maccabee wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:
Treppa wrote:
I would just like to have any job, shift or 9-5.
I know that feeling. I've been looking since March, and I'd kill for shift work.
My crew and I would kill to see our families more than one weekend a month and also to avoid depression, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, crippling back pain, and tinitus after 20 years of doing this. Thus far we're at a 90% failure rate for avoiding all of the above. Its not always greener..

** spoiler omitted **

What is it you do, Maccabee? Sounds pretty rough.

That wasnt meant to be "onedownsmanship" anymore than "I'd kill for shift work" was. Just stating plainly that "it could always be worse" and conversly, better.
What work do you do?

I'm a military Forward Air Controller.

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I love fighters and rogues, and no, I don’t multiclass or use archetypes.

I HATE dinosaurs, unusual races as PC's (catfolk, Kenku, etc.), Eberonn, and Steampunk.

I loathed Rise of the Runelords. The pace and plot threads worked terribly in my opinion and I hope

Spoiler:
Karzoug drops a meteor on Sandpoint and/or it gets pulled into the mists. Insert Domain Lord Bruthazmus.

The following classes are banned when I DM: Gunslingers, Summoners, Ninja, and Samurai. If the latter two were being used in a different thematic flavor (like a desert shadow cultist, or elven devotee of the sword for example) that’s fine. What actually happens is the table having to listen to your horrendous anime "accent". Double NO for Ninja aspirants who don’t know who Sho Kosugi is.

Paladins will always be Lawful Good to me, and should be played as if they were the epitome of military officer. If this engenders confusion, watch Band of Brothers for details, particularly for Captain Winters.

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If only DM'ng could be a job....

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This seems like more of a chance to vent some Whedon hate than anything else. Empire is still my favorite, and Firefly is still the biggest genre heartbreak on my list. People can have opinions. Crazy huh?

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Dwarves have the best racial ability in the game: THEY'RE DWARVES.

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My impression:

Looks like things are off to a great start, and I'm surprised by how much work has been done already.

As some of my biggest concerns are character appearance and animation, I only have two big observations: The armor looks great, and I'm glad it looks like armor and not a bodysuit with massive NFL shoulders. Secondly, I couldnt see the dwarf avatar very well, and am concerned the dwarves will be relegated to fat little men that run like they have a rash.

Please, no little fat men with rashes...

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Rynjin wrote:

Yeah but the Rogue sucks donkey testicles. At least the Ninja is slightly better.

And Samurai and Fighters are completely different mechanically, so you cannot, in fact, play a Samurai (the class) as a Fighter.

So we're back to bashing the Pathfinder rogue because its a thief and not a stabby machine from Azeroth. The only difference between a Fighter and Samurai is the dogmatic code the Bushi paid lip service to. Sure, in Pathfinder they can be "magical karate warriors" if you want them to be, but in actuality you're talking about an asian themed fighter with ranks in poetry, banzai pruning, and bullying the peasantry.

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97x does like attention, and pumping people up to do legally unsound things. Such is their market niche.

Is Westboro still doing the Slayer funeral or did they miss that? I was hoping they would show up. Might be..educational for them.

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If the production company sets out to make a D&D movie that focuses on the game itself you're looking at financial failure. A niche movie that a few hundred implacable grognards will cheer at is a bad move. The movie needs a comprehensible story, relatable characters, and the allure of ancient vistas, combat, and special effects. Take that for what its worth, but the people who actually make the movie are going to be constrained within those boundaries if they want a successful franchise. That's not to say they should cop out and make "the worst movie ever", but the target audience CAN NOT be D&D players. Your average movie goer that loves sci fi, fantasy and action is where the money will be. They key is finding a balance between a movie like Iron Man and Kingdom of Heaven. (IMO)

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Ironic how we've advanced to the point that we (gamers/nerds/whatever) are upset at negative portrayals of us, but anyone who doesn't fit the stereotype is OK to make fun of. For instance a poster on these forums referring to Vin Diesel as a mindless action star. Someone who plays D&D and has successfully written/directed/starred in two films showcased at Cannes is not what I'd describe as mindless.

We want the media and our peers to stop viewing us negatively, but anyone attractive, fit, with social skills is worthy of our derision.

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I'm 36, and I enjoy holding hands and windy walks. Also crossfit..

Reading Elric, the Hobbit, the Belgariad/Mallorean, and Lankhmar books incited a riot in my brain that demanded D&D. Started with 1st edition even though 2nd was out (while in Rabbinical school). Played all versions. Became obsessed with the oWoD as a fresh boot in the Chair Force.

Now my ADD is so bad that my love for a good story and character detail loses out to my need for rolling initiative roughly half the time.

While I've gravitated between grognard and new school for years now,I'd never go back to pre 3rd edition.

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Based on the follow up data, the topic is spurious at best.

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Guys, check out this letter from my Commander:

"Dear MSgt !@#$%%,

I'm having the JAG find a way to Honorably Discharge you based on some suprising documentation. When applying to the unit, you failed to specifically mention your membership in the following:

-The Arashikage Clan
-The Mandalorians
-The Foot Fist Way Dojo
-The Crew of the Righteous Indignation
-The Eagle Scouts

I'm not sure what most of those are, but they sound pretty unamerican and unsafe. I cant sacrifice the safety of my troops or the mission in order to accomodate your personal needs. Good luck in your next career.

best regards,

Col Smith, Jones"

Crap....there goes my 20.

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Guys, did you here?

I'm being denied reeinlistment because they found out about my Krav Maga training. God, I hope they dont find my Chuck Norris and the Karate Commandos Blu Rays.....

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My first thought is to ask if you're party is a group of friends or a gaggle of competitive strangers bent on mercenary wealth and fame. An adventuring group should be friends, or at a minimum "brothers in arms". If someone in my group is a tool and I'm the designated medic, or even just someone capable of healing, I should still be healing them. IC, you're braving dangers together and putting your lives in each others hands.

Otherwise you're pretending to be angry adolescents wandering the wilds with sharp sticks.

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I can think of several times in the movies where Jedi had to flee from overwhelming firepower, and it seemed more balanced back in the day with the WEG version. Though I may be remembering it differently..

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You're all wrong..................

.............DEATH BLOSSOM.

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Would you say that the Ogre sundered as part of his attacks or as a standard action???

*duck and cover*

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