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Taldor

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I don't think any change will come from this. The devs had their chance to FAQ warslinger to set the precedent that a sling with a stick attached could be loaded as easily a stick with two slings attached. Instead we got what we got. Poor precedent for sliding axes though.

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I have seen PCs use the grease spell to help smother fires.

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Dysfunction wrote:


5. That players get offended when you question their character after finding out that they are stacking same bonuses of armor and bracers or when their paladin tries to swift lay on hands on themselves, then in the same round try to perform a standard action to lay on hands on someone else.

I'm not nitpicking or anything but is there a ruling somwhere preventing the palidin from taking the actions described above?

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Scarred lands

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+1 Talented Summoner vote

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Damanta wrote:

Human hunter with eye for talent for an int 4 bodyguard ape with martial weapon proficiency greataxe. Greataxe for the hunter as well.

** spoiler omitted **

Despite the rule of cool this will not work in PFS. Search "apes with hammers" if you want to read why.

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When boosting companions the "Spirit Gift" feat from the ACG is great. You caan give your AC a diffrent shaman spirit animal ability every day. The list of options includes DR 5/Ad, constant blur,fast healing, and water breathing.

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Rudy2 wrote:
So... I've GM'd a few games for PFS, and recently had a Pageant of the Peacock using Bard character. I decided I won't do that again.

Now you won't have to.

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PrinceRaven wrote:

Having consulted the scripture (Book of Exalted Deeds/Vile Darkness) I have determined that the following are evil:

- Necrophilia

I don't understand how "love" could be evil?

PrinceRaven wrote:


- Animating the dead
- Creating undead

You need the two above to make ensure you give more than you receive after all Paracountess Z told me love was a two way street. Actually a she said it was a 5 way intersection with a flyover and metered parking but that's beside the point.

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Wolverene:Dwarf Abyssal Bloodrager (Spelleater, Untouchable Rager, Primalist?) 2+, Fighter (Unbreakable) 1

Favored bonus to Bloodrage rounds
Trait: Glory of Old,?
Feats: Raging Vitality, Fast Healer, Steel Soul, Power Attack, flavor to taste

A no need for CHA, clawed, invulnerable, regenerating Bloodrager with a ton of Bloodrage rounds.

Taldor

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thejeff wrote:
Imbicatus wrote:
Third Mind wrote:
I'd be down for a shapeshifting focused druid myself, even if it were lowered spell casting.

All Druids are shapeshifter focused, whether they want to be or not. Wild Shape is the best shapeshifting ability in the game. A thousand faces is at will alter self for the best disguise shifting in the game, or extra combat forms. Natural spell is so good that it makes caster be shapeshift focused as well as full ninth level casters.

If a new class was written with a shapeshifting ability as powerful as wild shape, it would be a 6th level casting class, or even a 4th level one.

But Druids still have full ninth level casting AND an animal companion.

One of the class niches I'd still really like to see is a non-casting full BAB martial shapeshifter.

This is requested everytime a "what class do you want" thread comes up.

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I doubt you will get a FAQ for this because it should be just like the regular monk flurry FAQ. On the topic of FAQ vs errata I will say that sometimes the FAQ are errata. Good Luck.

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Marcus Robert Hosler wrote:

I don't play superstitious spell sundering beast totem human FCB Barbars with courageous weapons because I think they are broken.

So I too am guilty of martial guilt.

Admitting it is the first step. ;)

Unfortunetly all "cures" require casters. :(

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They know the person's address. Now it's just a case of plausible deniability. Announcing they were ripped off was probably a step in the wrong direction for that though ;(

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Bone Beard

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Every time this tread gropes climbs it way back to the top of the heap I smile.

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Dot

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Kyoko Hitomu wrote:

Ok here's the comparison between the two:

** spoiler omitted **

and

** spoiler omitted **

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Breakdown Comparisons:...

There are some stacking problems with these builds. Like the above case with Transmuter enhancement bonus not stacking with the enhancment bonus from a belt.

The few I noticed are a shield does not stack with the shield spell and the enhancment bonuses on weapons and armor do not stack with Greater Magic Weapon, Magic Vestment etc.

I am posting from my phone from my phone or I would link to the rules on stacking.

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Stealth errata. FTW!

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Pupsocket wrote:
... I challenge anyone to invent a scenario where purchasing a Courageous (save vs fear only) weapon is reasonable choice.

Hrask's Millions

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Balrog tricks city watch into imprisoing high elf hero by cloaking himself with the illusion of an imported carriage.

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I made him as a master summoner gnome crossed with nature oracle(lame) and made his big ED the chair that he never left. I named Ed Chauncey. You could summon grease, mad monkey swarms and fiendish weasels for nipple treatments. I think that covers all the bases. Also I gave him the animal friend trait and he kept a pet gerbil named Richard close to his heart at all times.

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Wheeling charge also lets you ignore allied creatures. I use it with my mounted summoner.

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sk8r_dan_man wrote:
Count Coltello wrote:
And could go with two minds (two heads 4 arms sounds fun) but then comes negative stuff of he might get confused what of you confuse/knock out one mind. And so on so yes still one mind

Now I really want to see 2 players playing as 2 halves of the same 2 headed person. This comes to mind.

We had an ettin in one game with each head played by diffrent players. One head was named Juan and the other was Amal. Their famous quote was. "if you've seen Juan you've seen Amal."

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What about expanding the shared teamwork feat benefit to include all feats the hunter knows. The companion whould have a boatload of feats this would increase his power while still honestly being less than the power of wildshape +7-9 lvl spells.

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Cthulhudrew wrote:

I'm not sure the Knowledge (dungeoneering) skill makes much sense, either.

All Brawlers are secretly members of an underground club. Jason left it out of the class writeup because the first rule is not to talk about it.

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Justin Riddler wrote:


Blargh Blark is a Rogue/Barbarian who is convinced that doors are the most dangerous foe on the face of Golarion (since everyone else seems to freak-out when they encounter them in dungeons). Mixed with Orcish warrior-mentality Blargh calls himself a "Slayer of Doors".

My Half Orc Rage Prophet is know as "Zaha the Doorslayer." He frequently boasts of his "vast magical powers" gained by outsmarting an intelligent door when he got mad and asked the party to enlarge his brain muscle.

These two would make great flank/drinking buddies if they ended up the same table.

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strayshift wrote:

I'd like to propose a poll:

If you are still reading this thread (my last post was about 600 posts back and the arguments seem to be no further forward):

1. Do you think a 'Slinger' archetype would ADD to the game of Pathfinder?

Yes: One vote (that's me).
No: Nil.

Yes

But it wouldn't add as much as PDT relooking at a couple of feats and racial abilities and expanding them through errata or FAQ to cover slings, and or sling like weapons.

Rapid Reload and Warslinger I am looking a you.

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Shapeshifter

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I like the idea of opening up the elemental races. Age 35

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One of my favorite past characters wrote an extensive list of folksy wisdom and clever sayings. Sort of a poor boy's almanac for the high fantasy setting. His advice on interior design was "No color makes a room feel cozier than Gorgon's blood."

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A little background my campaign is set in the Scarred Lands in the human kingdoms south of the blood bayou. I set Sandpoint on the sea far enough south where the water is more purple than red or blue. In my game the Runelords on Termanna were another cult started by the Sclarecians akin to the Penumbral Lords of Ghelspad.

In Glass and Wrath the group blew up the glassworks skipped the catacombs and pursued Tsuto (and Amekio) to Thistletop. After some negotiation and diplomacy with Gogmurt the group was snuck into the lower level without dealing with any goblins on Thistletop itself. Last game the group freed Doc, Amari and Ameiko from the prison and escaped out the Tentamont’s cliff. They plan to enter the catacombs (which Doc was able to provide a rough map of) and put an end to well monsters next Sun. The group is 25 pt buy and I may incorporate some Mythic rules.

Latheina – Female Charduni Inquisitor of Vangal (homebrew archetype) 2 with the catastrophe subdomain. She is described as looking like an obsidain dwarven version of Viper from doomsday. She is trying to put some distance between her and the land of chains after a mysterious incident involving an avalanche. Original Character

Sprillton – Male Half Elf haunted Eldritch Oracle (homebrew mystery based on Mesos) 2. He had traveled to Sandpoint to take a job at the glassworks and was working with the two spirit speaker gnomes on some interesting projects. Original Character

Wren – Male Teifling Ninja 2. Not much is known about Wren as the party only knew him for less than a week before he was juiced by the Tentamont . He was a prisoner of two Charduni bounty hunters on the trail of Latheina . After their violet bloody demise he decided to help Sprilton and Latheina rescue Ameiko from the glassworks. (Deceased)

Dr. Merriwether Murkwright- Male Human Alchemist 2. Doc left his home of the blood bayou after he accidently blew up one of the Carnival Krewe’s seasoning pits. He traveled almost nonstop until arriving at Sandpoint and instantly becoming involved with Tsuto who introduced him to Erylium so he could set up a lab I the catacombs of wrath to create an alchemical concoction to aid with Naulia’s conversion by Gormoth. Once his creation was ready he traveled to Thistletop and met Naulia which he immediately tried to kill with the potion he had been working on for a month. He woke up in a cell in Thistletop unsure of many of his actions and choices since his accident in the bayou to his unprovoked attack with a weapon that he built secretly even from himself. (Player of Wren)

Amari Deschain- Female Aasamir (Plumekith)Monk (Dawn Spear adept homebrew archetype)2. Amari grew up in a Madrielite orphanage in the replacement city for Magnimar. In many ways her childhood was similar to Nualia’s she was always different and looked at by others as someone who could help them in some way. Her reaction to this attention was different in that she embraced the idea that she could be someone special who helped others. She was going to Sandpoint in order to attend the skyquill festival and possibly work at the new temple. Tsuto met Amari before she set out and arranged to ambush her before she could arrive in Sandpoint. She has been imprisoned at Thistletop ever since and has been bled daily by Brthazmus to help speed Naulia’s conversion.

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Name of PC: Wren
Race/Class/Level: Tiefling Ninja 2
Adventure: Burnt Offerings
Catalyst: Tentamort
Story: Just like katatonic289 says never, ever use constitution as your dump stat.

Taldor

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A martial class based around shapeshifting.

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I would like to cancel my Adventure path subscription.

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Gauss wrote:

So to clarify, there is NO way a Halfling sling staff can ever be used as a full-round ranged attack? A sling and a double sling can, but not a halfling sling staff?

- Gauss

I believe that is correct.

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To have a companion at all levels you could start out as a Mad Dog Barbarian. Use Boon Companion to cover the first 3 ranger levels then at 5 you have a full strength companion.

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That the rules in the book are the only rules that exist.

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Sean K Reynolds wrote:
I didn't mean that sarcastically. I really do think the racial trait would have been cool if it worked on all slings. But (1) the wordage doesn't indicate that, and (2) if it allowed such a thing, I'm sure there's some weird combo it would allow where people were dual-wielding some weird power-sling that normally is a full-round action to reload.

I did not read that statement as sarcastic. I know tone can be difficult to deduce on the internet but I have read your quotes with multiple tones some are (I believe), informative, petty, frustrated (often justified), sarcastic, apologetic, dismissive and funny. I read that statement of “Yeah it would have been “ as actual regret.

Since tone and intent can be difficult to deduce in the written word allow me to elaborate on my “WOW” I was expressing genuine amazement with the ruling even with at least one developer thinking that it would have been a “cool” option.

I would have totally understood the current ruling if the PDT had been very conservative and traditional with interpretations in the past. On the heels of the SLA/prestige requirements discussions I was amazed. Others in this same thread have expressed that same surprise.

The theoretical two weapon monstrosity is still allowed using slings and a third arm or a double sling. In fact under this ruling the double sling, slingstaff and sling create are even more illogical than

Sean K Reynolds wrote:
“holding to "a sling" meaning "a sling" rather than "any kind of sling" is "illogical."”

For example with the right trait or set of feats a character can reload a sling as a free action. Full attack yippie only slightly less effective than archery.

Now attach that sling to a stick, a staff you might say. Now (unless I am mistaken) not including magic there is no way in the game system to reload this “slingstaff” as a free action. So no full attacks now, and another non bow weapon bites the dust.

If however you were to attach another sling to the other end of your slingstaff you have created a “double sling” and can now use the same feats as before to reload both ends as a free action. Full attacks return due to the extra balance. All without requiring a third arm.

Now if melee and ranged in the same weapon is a must and you want full attacks (who doesn’t) you could always stich one end of you double sling shut and make a “stiched sling” on one end and would still be able to full attack with the same feats.

In fact you may be able to reload the double sling with the Warslinger trait since this weapon says that it reloads “just like a sling” and “ an ability that allows you to quickly reload a sling”.

Honestly I hope similar language is added to the slingstaff in a future printing.

This should be my last comment on the subject as I no longer have a dog in this fight. I took him out back, spent a move action to load my slingstaff and…. Well you all know the sad conclusion to the story.

As for tone: I am not angry. I am still shocked and disappointed.

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Sean K Reynolds wrote:
I agree, it would have been cool.

wow

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Azixirad wrote:


The eidolon does not appeal to me because when I think summon i think summoning monsters, I wish they had an archetype that did not have an eidolon. But they don't so here I am.

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If you can use 3rd party stuff look at the celestrial commander on the pfsrd.

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I got my notification last night while my wife and I were at a painting party working on our friend's set along with his kids. It was a blast and the 1st time most of us had painted minis. Now I have to wait for Wed (25 items 23 lines MS).

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There has been some good advice above, I will just add this little nugget. When you speak to her about the problem do not use the phrase "the posters on Paizo told me" anywhere in the conversation.

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You want "Wheeling Charge" halfling knights all across golarian swear by it. It allows you to make a 90 degree turn while charging and charge through friendlies. It will be less important once you get Dragon Style but will still add options.

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For this hypothetical street performer you should also apply the boon that extends the day roll chart when you start the character with the 5-9 chronicle.

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Yahsei wrote:

My friends and I finally switched our DM position to another one of us and he said he would start doing a lot of one-off campaigns (Since we can't meet every week). He later told us that he and his GF wanted to start running some PFS games and were looking into how to run something like that. I personally don't like going to Cons (Smell, unhealthy food, smell), but since my friends were interested in starting a PFS campaign, I went along.

My friends knew that when we started the campaign, I wanted to be a Wayang Cavalier for the longest time (talking about it for weeks), since I had never played Cavalier and didn't want to be a halfling or human. I had told my friend I had never done PFS before. When I found out today that Boons are keeping me from a Wayang, even though I own the Advanced Race Guide, I was pissed.

I feel it's pretty hypocritical that there are PFS staff who are against selling boons on Ebay, yet I am pay walled from using content I already paid for in a game. What moral dilemma would I have if I owned a boon that I won selling it? The boon is my product. If races are allowed in a type of game, they should be open to everyone. I don't mind that people aren't allowed equality in skill boost boons, but if they already own the Paizo products, keeping them from their paid product is double pay to win and have fun.

Sure, I could play a non-legal character and not get any credit from Paizo, but that would just hurt my rule-loving friend. Now, either I'm the jerk that leaves the group because he won't play within the rules or my friend is a jerk for pushing PFS rules that don't work for us. That's not ok. It's ruining Pathfinder for me. I've never been so disappointed since trying 4E DnD.

I understand your frustration and your points. There are many things in the campagin that I do not agree with as well (not claming race access is or is not one of them). I just want to have fun with friends in an organized setting while being as inclusive as possible. In that spirit PM me and I will send you one of my Wayang boons somone mentioned upthread.

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1 nickname and one commonly shortened
Doorslayer
Dr Westcrown is commonly called Doc or "the Doctor"

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