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Pathfinder Society Member. 6,416 posts (6,472 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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Hey there!

I answered this in the main New Paths Compendium product thread but figured I'd do the same here as well ...

The theurge receives bonus arcane spells for a high Intelligence score and bonus divine spells for a high Wisdom score. The bonus spells for high casting stat can't be swapped back and forth.

So, a 3rd-level theurge with a 12 Intelligence and a 12 Wisdom can prepare:
0-Level Spells: 2+2 (2 arcane and 2 divine)
1st-Level Spells:1+1 (1 arcane and 1 divine)
2nd-Level Spells:1 (1 arcane OR 1 divine)
Because he does not get any bonus spells for a high INT or WIS, the above is all he can prepare per day

If that same 3rd-level theurge had an 18 Intelligence and an 18 Wisdom, he could prepare:
0-Level Spells: 2+2 (2 arcane and 2 divine)
1st-Level Spells:1+1 (1 arcane and 1 divine) plus 1 bonus arcane spell and 1 bonus divine spell due to his high stats
2nd-Level Spells:1 (1 arcane OR 1 divine) plus 1 bonus arcane spell OR 1 bonus divine spell (depending on what type of spell he chose to prepare

If the 3rd-level theurge had an 18 Intelligence but only a 12 Wisdom, he could prepare:
0-Level Spells: 2+2 (2 arcane and 2 divine)
1st-Level Spells:1+1 (1 arcane and 1 divine) plus 1 bonus arcane spell and 0 bonus divine spells
2nd-Level Spells:1 (1 arcane OR 1 divine) If he prepared an arcane spell, he would also get 1 bonus arcane spell. If he prepared a divine spell, he would not get a bonus spell

Does that help?

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As the Advanced Races Compendium Kickstarter draws closer, Kobold Press is looking to add some new races to the ones already covered for PFRPG. Which fantasy races would you like to see covered as PC options in the Advanced Races Compendium?

Head over to learn more and add your input!
Advanced Races Compendium Poll.

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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
And considering a lot of Trekkies weren't too fond of those movies because they weren't very Trek-ish, I fear what he will do to SW.

I've been a huge trekkie for more than 20 years, and I know a LOT of other trekkies, and everyone I know really liked the JJ Abrams films quite a bit.

There is certainly an online vocal minority that keeps trying to perpetuate that myth, but the truth is most people liked the movies.

I'm sure, especially given that Abrams has been a massive Star Wars fan since they first came out, he's going to knock this film out of the galaxy

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I just don't get the dislike for Abrams held by the small but very vocal minority. The new teaser looks fantastic and feels in every way like Star Wars. Abrams is a massive Star Wars fan and has poured huge amounts of love into this film, in addition to huge amounts of time, energy and talent.

I think once the film is released this December, everyone (except those few in the vocal minority of course) will be proclaiming their love and admiration for Abrams and the movie

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Awesome! This really reinforces how excellent this movie is going to be. I never doubted that Abrams would absolutely nail it with this movie but ... Wow! Just ... SO cool!

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Are they all coming from the same IP address? Can this/these pieces of cow dung be blocked or something?

This really does make implementing something to verify an actual human being is creating a new account seem pretty important

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Joe Hex wrote:


My greatest Pathfinder fear... One day, I'll I go online and read, that Pathfinder is going "digital only"; with a new "business model", that only includes PDFs, other digital schemes, and a half-assed promise of a "print on demand" option from some third-party-site (that ends up costing twice as much and current hardcovers.)

Paizo has said many times that they would never go to an all digital model. Print is still were the profit is, especially for the big companies. I know some folks like to say "print is dead", paper is going away", people don't want print anymore" etc. but the reality is this: although digital is absolutely more common now and a percentage of people certainly prefer digital over print (and that's cool), the majority of the public still wants quality print products (possibly with digital support of some kind).

Put simply, as much as a few people keep saying otherwise, print is still preferred by the majority of the public. Print is not going anywhere.

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Itchy wrote:

I got my review up late last night. Marc Radle, let us know what you think of the print copies of the book.

The print copies are awesome! I've always been partial to actual print over digital, and being able to page through these is a treat.

Nice paper stock, good quality printing and perfect binding, heavy cover stock. Absolutely well worth it!

In fact, my biggest regret is that it turns out a don't have enough room on my book shelves for these 3 books (they are really thick!)

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This book sounds pretty awesome - probably one of the books I'm most excited about getting right now in fact!

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Wow, that's fantastic! I love pieces that allow the viewer to get lost in it for hours. Kind of like an awesome album cover (you younger kids will have to look that up :)

I'll echo what many others have said - thanks for doing this thread! It's facinating! For instance, I was very surprised to hear you don't employ any digital tools to your work. There is a richness and a crispness to your pieces that can sometimes be hard to achieve with traditional processes (unless you're really good at what you do, of course:)

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I've had the pleasure of working with Amanda on a number of projects and all I can say is ... Paizo is getting a HECK of a great hire!

Congrats Amanda ... and congrats Paizo!

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I was wondering that as well!

So your playing a Mystic Theurge, the prestige class, not a theurge, the base class from Kobold Press (found in the New Class Compendium)

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RocMeAsmodeus wrote:
Performers and portrayers.

Rush for the win!

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Wayne Reynolds wrote:
El Ronza wrote:
Speaking of Seelah, what's the significance of the key that hangs around her right thigh? It's such a captivating little detail, and I've always wanted to know - is there a story behind your choice to include it, or is it just a little visual touch?
I always intended it to be the key to her chastity belt.

Oh, that's brilliant!

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Aquatic Terrain

Lots of good stuff there.

Of note:

Spellcasting Underwater: Casting spells while submerged can be difficult for those who cannot breathe underwater. A creature that cannot breathe water must make a concentration check (DC 15 + spell level) to cast a spell underwater (this is in addition to the caster level check to successfully cast a fire spell underwater). Creatures that can breathe water are unaffected and can cast spells normally. Some spells might function differently underwater, subject to GM discretion.

Fire: Spells or spell-like effects with the fire descriptor are ineffective underwater unless the caster makes a caster level check (DC 20 + spell level). If the check succeeds, the spell creates a bubble of steam instead of its usual fiery effect, but otherwise the spell works as described. A supernatural fire effect is ineffective underwater unless its description states otherwise. The surface of a body of water blocks line of effect for any fire spell. If the caster has made the caster level check to make the fire spell usable underwater, the surface still blocks the spell's line of effect.

I did a fair amount or research on the subject when I was writing The Sunken Pyramid. I actually compiled all the relevant under-water combat and spell-casting rules in an appendix to that book to make the GM's life a little easier ...

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For those looking for non evil-necromancer options, including non-evil undead, you might check out the White Necromancer class from Kobold Press

You can also get the White Necromancer in the New Paths Compendium, also from Kobold Press :)

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Right, in all my copious amount of free time, you mean? :P

Sleep is over-rated after all !

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Marc Radle wrote:

Cool! Didn't know this was available in print!

Ordering print copy now ...

Heh ... actually, I just ordered print copies of GM'S MISCELLANY: Dungeon Dressing, GM'S MISCELLANY: urban Dressing and GM'S MISCELLANY: Wilderness Dressing!

What can I say, I like good quality stuff in print format :)

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Freehold DM wrote:


Did not care for the many plot holes of Titan AE.

Would still watch it a million times hanging out with my good buddies Joss Whedon and Mark Zuckerberg doing color commentary while our mutual friend, Alton Brown, prepared dinner for us, instead of watching that truly insulting Dragonlance movie again.

[cue loud record needle scratch sound effect]

Wait ... woah, woah, woah!!! Did I parse through Freehold's clever sarcasm correctly? Was that a shot on Alton Brown!?!??!?!

I hope not because I LOVE Alton Brown!!!!

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If I play a character with Power Attack, I always use it. I figure the bonuses and penalties right into my basic attack numbers and then never look back.

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Have you checked this out?

http://paizo.com/products/btpy94fg/discuss?Advanced-Races-8-Lamia#1

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Errata is released when we start shipping a new printing. It will be available on the PRD, as a PDF download, and the PDF of the product itself will be updated all on the same day. I assure you that once this is publicly available the announcement will be difficult to miss.

This statement is true for all products in the RPG line (and any other RPG products we reprint with errata incorporated). But it's also important to note that we don't announce when (or generally even *if*) we're going to ship a new printing until we actually start shipping that printing, which happens only when A) we've sold through the previous printing and B) the product has safely arrived in our warehouse. (A and B don't necessarily happen in that order every time.) As Ashram pointed out, if everybody waited for the next printing, that printing would never come out.

Didn't Eric make a statement to the effect that, in the case of the ACG, you were going to go against your normal policy and release the big errata dump sooner than the net printing, due to the huge number of errors? I'm about 98% sure that was the word ...

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In that case, you'd just have to compare each of the skin-changer's class abilities with the spell-less ranger's class abilities and figure out what gets replaced.

For instance, Animal Shape, lesser, which the skin-changer gets at 1st level clearly would replace Favored Enemy. Animal Combat, which the skin-changer gets at 2nd level would replace Combat Style. Animal Shape would replace Hunter's Bond etc.

Of course, if you are trying to make an archetype for a Core ranger (as opposed to a New Paths Compendium spell-less ranger) you'll have to decide what you want to do about class abilities such as Ranger Talents, Nature’s Healing and Stealth Attack which are exclusive to the spell-less ranger and skin-changer alternate class

Hope that helps!

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It's very cool stuff though!

Perfect for Midgard games, homebrew campaigns, Paizo Adventure Paths featuring giants ... :)

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Normally that's true, Paizo coordinates the errata release of a given book with a new printing.

In the case of the Advanced Class Guide however, everyone (including Eric Mona himself) has admitted that, due to the unacceptable number of errors, the APG would get its first big errata released before the book's second printing.

My understanding is that the designers have turned in all their errata, which is now being edited and otherwise gone over with the proverbial fine-toothed comb before it is released.

Not sure why it's taking so long, but Paizo has acknowledged the issues and is working to fix them sooner than later. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

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Say it with me:
Paladin

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For a dedicated full-BAB, might I suggest the Skin-Changer from the New Paths Compendium?

In fact, the New Paths Compendium has quite a few new classes for Pathfinder and has been quite well-reviewed! It's worth checking out :)

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The Skinchanger from the New Paths Compendium!

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You know, since this book (this series, actually) is made up almost entirely of material created and published by Paizo and other third party companies, it would be nice if the product description at least listed what 3PP are represented, perhaps even giving credit for what elements come from what 3PP.

Not to criticize, but it kind of seems like the least you could do ...

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Wow, interesting thread! :)

LazarX wrote:


The White Necromancer was created for the Midgard setting. It's a problematic duck for the standard assumptions of Golarion.

Quick point of clarification ... the white necromancer class was definitely NOT created specifically for the Midgard setting. It was created and conceived as a setting neutral class.

The white necromancer class is from Kobold press and that class is most certainly represented in the Midgard setting, so I understand the misunderstanding, but I think the distinction is important.

I do agree that the white necromancer class might be a bit problematic in the Golarian setting, especially if played in a 100% canonical way as it pertains to undead. However, plenty of folks use homebrew worlds in which a white necromancer fits just fine, and even more folks that use Golarian can, and most certainly do, modify aspects of the setting to fit their needs. So, unless you use the Golarian setting AND are very strict about adhering to the Golarian 'rule' about non-evil undead, the white necromancer class can fit quite esily into your game.

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My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain I.B.M.

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My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain I.B.M.

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This series would also probably be a great resource for anyone running, say ... a giant-themed AP ... :)

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This series can be used with just about any setting, published or homebrew.

Basically, if you have giants in your game, this series is for you!

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Very cool! This is a great series!

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chaoseffect wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:
For what it's worth, Deep Magic was nominated for Best RPG Supplement of 2014 by the Escapist :)
I'm not trying to say Deep Magic is bad, so much as I'm saying that at times the editing could have been better and some options were perhaps not as thoroughly thought out as they could have been. The book has a lot of nice things and cool ideas, but I don't feel everything is balanced enough for me as a DM to allow all options in it without reviewing them first on a case by case basis.

Oh sure! Of course, that's a good rule for ANY new product, even one from Paizo! :)

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Brother Fen wrote:


If you're an old school fan, you should check out Raging Swan Press' Shadowed Keep on the Borderland for a fun old school module.

Absolutely! That adventure is excellent!!! Creighton is an amazing adventure writer!

Another very well-reviewed adventure from Raging Swan worth checking out is The Sunken Pyramid. As an added bonus, the person who wrote it is a heck of a guy! :)

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bookrat wrote:

Ok, after talking with my players, here's what they would like to see more of:

... new balanced feats, and new balanced classes.

I'll just echo what others here have said ... you should give the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press a look!

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How soon do you need this? If you can wait for a few months, then BOY do I have the products for you! :)

Southlands

* Southlands Core Hardcover in Full Color
* Southlands Bestiary in Full Color
* Arabian Nights adventure anthology
* Heck, you can even get a limited edition set of Southlands dice!

What more could you ask for? :)

Best of all, it's from Kobold Press and Wolfgang Baur (fans of Al Qadim should certainly know that name!)

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Yep, Jiggy's right - that's how the spell works. I've honestly never seen anyone ever have any confusion or other interpretation.

To the original poster: the spell is actually pretty clear, I think you are just over thinking it or something

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Very rewarding to see Deep Magic from Kobold Press receive so many mentions!

Pretty awesome that the New Paths Compendium (also Kobold Press) has received some nods!

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Blackerose wrote:
I am always tinkering with Ranger/Rogue mixes..so Mouser it is for me

Ranger+rogue=Spell-less Ranger from Kobold Press for the win :)

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... no empire! :)

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I don't think a single movie would have done it justice but I certainly agree that 3 was too many.

In my opinion, doing the Hobbit as 2 movies would have been by far the best. Enough space to fit everything you needed in but no extra space needing long bits of padding and other nonsense.

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Calling all White Necromancer fans :)

I had the pleasure of being asked to write a new white necromancer archetype for Southlands which I think turned out pretty darn cool! :)

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Perhaps not unsurprisingly, we tend to see lots of Kobold Press classes and other material in our games :)

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I was WAAAAAY into Battle of the Planets and Star Blazers as a kid ...

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Nice!

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Which happened first? Did they immediately charge the demon so you asked for initiative rolls OR did you ask for initiative rolls as soon as the demon appeared so they charged it?

I think this point is critical

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