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Pathfinder Society Member. 7,747 posts (7,803 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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EvilTwinSkippy wrote:

1. Kiss - Destroyer (Yep, first one. Such cheese)

2. Styx - Equinox
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile
4. Rush - All the World's a Stage
5. Frampton Comes Alive

I had a couple K-Tel albums before that, but I can't remember which songs were on them. I had a stack of 45s as well.

First concert: Rush w/ Cheap Trick in '77. Good times!

Cheese?!?!?!!!??!! Destroyer is a great album!!

Awesome that Rush was your first concert. I've seen them many tomes over the years - such a great band!

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Just checked my e-mail and saw that New Paths 9: The Priest is #1 on Paizo's Top Ten Downloads list this week

What an awesome way to start the day!!

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Just checked my e-mail and saw that New Paths 9: The Priest is #1 on Paizo's Top Ten Downloads list this week

Great way to start the day!!

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Well put!

I do have some criteria and guidelines I employ when determining things like a new class's starting wealth, but those are top secret :)

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Woo hoo - the Priest is mow up to #4 on DriveThru.com's Hottest Pathfinder list!

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Answered in product thread :)

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scary harpy wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Am I overlooking it, or did you leave out the Priest's starting gold?

After service concludes, the priest draws a circle on the ground and throws the tithes in the air.

The money that stays in the air belongs to the deity; the money that lands on the ground is the Priest's starting gold.

Ha! As it turns out, about 70 gp is what lands on the ground!

Starting Wealth: 2d6 × 10 gp (average 70 gp).

We'll be sure to get that added to the PDF asap :)

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Yep. The great Gygax, along with most other gamers of the time, were huge fans of wargaming, and played on large sand tables. Things like troop movement and weapon spreads were measured in inches on the sand table. In fact, this is where the term "sandbox" comes from (as in, the opposite of a railroad type of campaign). D&D grew out of this and is why early editions of the game maintained measurement in inches.

If you really want to learn more about the early history of D&D and the people, games, books, and environment that created D&D, I highly recommend two books:

Playing at the World by Jon Peterson and Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer

Here is an AWESOME video shot by Jon Peterson that literally takes you to the town of Lake Geneva where Gygax lived, created the game, and where TSR was located. You get to see the location of the first GenCon and it even takes you into the Gygax home and down into Gygax's basment where they have a recreation of Gygax's sand table. Truly an amazing video!

Gaming at the Gygax House: A Visit to the Basement Where D&D Began

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Oh man ...
Kind of sad to see those posts from KTFish7 ...

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I've been on a kick lately of reading about the history of D&D and RPG gaming.

So far, I've read (and highly recommend):

  • Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
  • Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
  • Designers & Dragons (4 volume set) by Shannon Appelcline

I've heard (and therefore have ordered) good things about Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It by David M. Ewalt

Are there any other really good histories of D&D and RPG gaming anyone can recommend?

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Caught what may be a typo. The feat "Extra Divine Gift's" special description calls it "Extra Divine Boon".

Great catch!

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Thank you End!!!
And thanks to everyone that suggested splitting the archetype in two - I think it was the right call!

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Before I get started on my review, I have a question about the following two paragraphs:

In addition to the normal spells a priest prepares
at each level, a good priest (or a neutral priest of a
good deity) is treated as having prepared the cure
spell of the appropriate level as a bonus spell
. A
cure spell is one with “cure” in the name.

An evil priest (or a neutral priest who worships
an evil deity) is treated as having prepared the
inflict spell of the appropriate level (an inflict spell
is one with “inflict” in its name)

Does this mean the priest gets the cure or inflict spells as EXTRA spells on top of of the others prepared or is it the same as the swapping out of a prepared for spell for a cure or inflict spell that the cleric has?

Hey there!

The Priest is considered to have prepared the appropriate cure or inflict spell in addition to the spells he prepares due to his level, very much like an Oracle (note the bold portion in the text you quoted above).

The cure or inflict spells aren't 'swapping out' like a cleric. Remember that the Priest's casting mechanic is similar to the Arcanist, although modified somewhat. The Priest prepares his spells each day, choosing from the full Cleric/Oracle spell list just like a Cleric. However, the Priest then can spontaneously cast any of those spells he has prepared, in any order and/or number of times, as long as he has spell slots available, just like an Oracle.

Allowing the Priest to have those cure or inflict spells prepared as bonus spells simply means he has them available to cast if/when needed.

So, at each spell level, a Priest prepares the number of spells as indicated on the 'Priest Spells Prepared' table. He also prepares the appropriate cure or inflict spell as an additional bonus spell, and 1 or 2 bonus domain spells. He is still limited to the number of spells he can cast each day, as shown on the 'Spells per Day' table

Does that help?

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scary harpy wrote:

Bought it.

Read it.

Recommend it!

Awesome!

Now, how about adding 'reviewed it' to that list? ;)

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Scott_UAT wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:

Just released! New Paths 9: The Priest from Kobold Press!

A cleric/divine type of class with low BAB and HD, full 9th level cleric casting (using a rather unique spell casting mechanic), simple weapons, no armor, better channeling, and other interesting divine abilities.

Already got you taken care of. See the post above :-)

Thank you sir!

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Hayato Ken wrote:
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Dragon78 wrote:
My group also has a no 3pp rule. I am not a fan for 3pp as well.
Hearing people say this always makes me think of Americans who hate immigration, not thinking that Paizo was originally a 3rd party 3.5 company (we could argue 2nd party due to dungeon/dragon, but the point stands), and now that they're the ones in power, they don't want anyone else making anything. Like seriously, you're playing in a land created by 3p, and here you are talking like 3p is a bad thing. And yet this is something you're totally okay with standing by.

This, but also that quite some designers working for Paizo right now and doing wonderful and awesome content started as 3PP authors and contributors or even owners.

Pathfinder itself is so big now, that it´s probably safe to say there´s quite some 3PP material out there which might fit individual groups more than including all things Paizo.

For that matter, many of the writers and designers from the larger 3PP companies also do work for Paizo (and Wizards of the Coast).

It's almost like saying if Jason Buhlman or James Jacobs wrote or designed something for a 3PP, suddenly it's not good enough ...

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Sean K Reynolds wrote:

Liz!

Congratulations.
Good luck.
Be creative.
Have fun.
Be happy. :)

Hey Sean!

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Wraithguard wrote:
Possible typo, check the 20th level Priest Spells Prepared table. From 19th level to 20th level we somehow lose one domain spell of 8th level spells.

No, no. You see, as a divine representative of the Gods within the mortal realm, the Priest must make certain sacrifices as he approaches the highest levels of ...

OK, yeah - that's a typo. It should absolutely be 4+2 instead of 4+1.

We'll get that fixed up post haste!

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Cole Deschain wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:
I'd like to present the just released New Paths 9: The Priest from Kobold Press!
This very much delivers on something I wasn't even sure I was after until I clapped eyes on it.

Wonderful!

Would you please consider posting a review if you are so inclined? :)

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Justin Franklin wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:
I know GenCon is saying that but ... The first GenCon was in 1968 -wouldn't that make the 50th anniversary 2018?

Nope, 1968 is one, 69 2, 70 3, 71 4, 72 5, 73 6, 74 7, 75 8, 76 9, 77 10.

Then 87 is 20, 97 30, 2007 40, and 2017 50.

You're right!

I was subtracting 1968 from 2017 ... math is not my strong suit!

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Huzzah!!

Just saw that The Priest debuted at #6 on DriveThru.com's Hottest Pathfinder list!

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Ed Reppert wrote:
I think I'm going to like this.

Excellent! Hope you do :)

Please consider posting a review once you get a chance to digest - reviews really do mean a lot!

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Wow, that's very cool Wraithguard!
Hopefully that means we have 2 reviews to look forward to :)

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Just released!

New Paths 9: The Priest from Kobold Press!

Your Faith Shall Be Your Weapon.

Like a cleric, a priest is called to serve divine powers. But unlike a cleric, a priest enters the field of battle armed only with the divine might of her god. A priest’s connection to her deity forms the very core of her being—and through this unwavering reverence, she gains her power and her strength.

New Paths 9: The Priest brings a non-battle, caster-only servant of the divine to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game!

Let clerics have their hierarchies and temples: a priest ultimately answers only to her god. It is both a freedom and a heavy burden—but with it comes great power!

Features:

  • Access to more domains and the ability to cast more than one domain spell
  • Full divine (cleric/oracle) spell casting using a unique casting mechanic
  • More domains and can cast either 1 or 2 bonus domain spells per
  • Divine Gift class ability which allows the priest to perform various divine acts at a moments notice
  • Improved Channeling
  • Sacred Bond
  • New feats (including Powerful Channel)
  • A new archetype: Chosen of Nature
  • ... and more

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Wow! I just saw this!!!!

Best of luck to you Liz!!!!!!!!!!!!

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For those looking for a cleric/divine type of class with low BAB and HD, full 9th level cleric casting, simple weapons, no armor, better channeling, and other interesting divine abilities ...

I'd like to present the just released New Paths 9: The Priest from Kobold Press!

Features things like:

  • Access to more domains and the ability to cast more than one domain spell
  • Full divine (cleric/oracle) spell casting using a unique casting mechanic
  • More domains and can cast either 1 or 2 bonus domain spells per
  • Divine Gift class ability which allows the priest to perform various divine acts at a moments notice
  • Improved Channeling
  • Sacred Bond
  • New feats (including Powerful Channel)
  • A new archetype: Chosen of Nature
  • ... and more

For those looking for this type of class, please consider checking it out. Thanks - and apologies for the slight thread jack!

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Yeowww!!!

Tome of Beasts shot up to #3 on Paizo's Top Downloads From Other Companies list!!!

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Hey everyone!

A number of folks felt that the archetype should really have been two separate archetypes, and after much consideration, I decided I agreed. So, we have released one final revision to the Trickster today that does exactly that!

Changes:

  • Archetype was split in to two separate (and mutually exclusive) archetypes: Dual-Forte Trickster and Forte Master Trickster
  • Shadow forte made a bit more interesting, flavorful and unique - shadow trickster can now animate and flank with his own shadow!

Hope everyone like it!

Oh, be on the lookout for a NEW New Paths class very soon ... it's sure to be divinely awesome ... :)

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Nice!
Now, about these glitter dice ... :)

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I learned two things from those pictures ...

1 - that is an AWESOME map!

2 - either black t-shirts are the required Paizo work attire ... or Wes and Adam just like to coordinate their outfits :)

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Endzeitgeist wrote:

This village is interesting - in contrast to other installments, White Moon Cove is not interesting due to some cultural peculiarities, but due to something different: Author Marc Radle has crafted a village that is captivating not via its location or culture - for there's honestly not that much here - but via its inhabitants, via its set-up. As a fisher village with some nice potential for adventures and further support coming up, I can easily recommend this pdf for its low price at a final verdict of 5 stars.

One more thing: Raging Swan Press has this criminally underrated aquatic module wherein the PCs embark from White Moon Cove to explore a Sunken Pyramid, infested with sahuagin and their unique culture. This module ranks as the best take on them since the Monstrous Arcana trilogy in the AD&D days of old - if this sells well, we might actually get the module for 5e...so yeah, another good reason to get this.

Hey! Awesome to see Ranging Swan has put out a 5E version of this!

Thanks for the shout out for my Sunken Pyramid adventure! That one is very near and dear to my heart :)

I would LOVE to see a 5E version of that adventure!

Creighton, if you're reading this, please shoot me an e-mail if you'd like to talk about maybe making that happen!!!

Heck, the Tome of Beasts even features a 5E version of the Sharkjaw Skeleton! :)

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So, your players went off on a tangent?

Hey, we’ve all been there: you wrote pages and pages of brilliant adventure plots, monsters, NPCs, and treasure, and the party just walked… right… by.

Now what do you do?

The answer: Get Prepared!

Prepared! offers quick solutions to keep the game moving and your players entertained while you figure out your next move. Here are mini-adventures for every environment, from lofty mountain peaks to the ruins of a haunted village, and a seat at the bar in the Most Dangerous Tavern in the World.

Available in PDF and Print! Order Your Copy Today!

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I've had to put myself on a dice buying moratorium for awhile.

Completely understood! It's hard to pass up cool dice, believe me ... I know! :)

For those that are *not* under a self-imposed dice-buying moratorium, there are just a few hours left :)

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Marc Radle wrote:

Oh, I *definitely* miss Dragon magazine!!!

In fact, here's how much ...

The Quest for One Thousand Dragons (part 1)

I should probably post a link to part 2 ... :)

The Quest for One Thousand Dragons Part 2

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Oh, I *definitely* miss Dragon magazine!!!

In fact, here's how much ...

The Quest for One Thousand Dragons (part 1)

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Theliah Strongarm wrote:
That's great, but I want everything posted here.

It's a nice idea in theory, but there are literally *hundreds* of 3PP products. There is no way they could all be listed here, and even if you somehow could ... what would be the point?

Honestly, I'm ALL for promoting Third Party publishers but there are much better ways to do it, and much better resources, some very good examples of which have already been mentioned here in this thread

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HyperMissingno wrote:
Am I the only one that has to remind myself that people actually play these at tables and not everyone plays with people in different states and countries?

No idea, but I have the reverse problem ...

I always play RPGs in person at the table - I've actually never played online etc. To me personally, RPGs were meant to be, and are best when, played "live" in person at a table.

Nothing at all against those who play differently, but for me, I can't imagine *not* playing at a table! So, I guess I sometimes need to remind myself that there are actually folks out there who don't play in person at a table ...

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@The Dosh King - nope, it's *much* more than that!!
For starters, the Midgard Bestiary and the Southlands Bestiary were for Pathfinder, while the Tome of Beasts is for 5E.

Second, while it does include all new 5E versions of many of the monsters from the Midgard Bestiary and the Southlands Bestiary, the Tome of Beasts also includes numerous monsters from throughout Kobold Press's history - from adventures, source books etc. And, in addition to all that, the Tome of Beasts also has a large number of brand new, never seen before monsters created especially for the book!

@Nightterror - awesome!!! Can we look forward to a review in the furture? :)

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“The village of Olsha is in need. And we’re the only ones that can do something about it. Apparently, the entire village is being kept awake by the noises coming from inside these halls. Are you all ready? Let’s get this—”

BBBRRRRRRRRRRPPP!!!

“Dear gods, what is that smell…!”

Just released - this is gross whimsy at its absolute finest :)
A 5th edition temple delve for four 5th-level characters.

Sanctuary of Belches

Available in Print and PDF

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Kobold Playtest: Macabre Substitutions in Barovia

Very cool article!

"This summer, I decided to run The Curse of Strahd for my three players. The party consists of a fighter and a pair of rangers. Aside from low-level ranger spellcasting, the party has almost no access to magic. The intent of this campaign is to set a tone of truly Gothic horror from the first encounter on. As this is a sunless, colorless, and soulless land, I needed monsters that created paranoia, fear—and, ultimately, horror. Part of this lies in the deadliness of encounters when there is no healing magic; the other part lies in using effective monsters.

At the same time as we initiated play, my Tome of Beasts arrived! Upon reading the stories of several monsters, it struck me that I could piece them together in my own version of Barovia as they are perfect for creating Gothic horror. The monsters are: the mylings, the beggar ghouls, and the drowned maiden…"

Read all about it!!

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Lorathorn wrote:
What does it take to get a review put up on EN World?

From what I can tell, you just go to the link above and then click the "Write Your Own" link just under the 93% and the green thumbs-up dice graphic. You do have to have an EnWorld acount though.

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Mark Carlson 255 wrote:

About those 4 page segments, IIRC a RPG print guy said that you have 4 of those 4 page segments in a larger sheet of paper that they fold into the various pages of the book. But I could be miss-remembering whi exact worlds also.

I was also luck enough to find a Battle tech book that had back to back blank pages a few pages apart. These printing oddities vary rarely make it out of the publishing house as the printers catch them and destroy the copies before they leave the shop.
That reminds me I should have it appraised.

Like I said, those are called signatures. They do indeed get folded down, bound, and then trimmed into the final book. The actual size of the signature depends on things like press size, print run, etc. 8-page signatues are pretty typical for a standard offset print run. Larger sigs are also common in larger print runs and huge presses. 4-page sigs (i.e) 2 printer-spread pages on an 11x17 or 12x18 sheet, front and back) is more common with smaller print runs - often on digital presses such as are used for print on demend services.

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Chemlak wrote:

Now that's a loaded question, Alex.

I just spent a few minutes looking through my 3PP material, and there's an interesting pattern (which may just be publisher bias, so don't take this as a given): products cover a range of pages up to about 12, and then suddenly jump to about 30 (I got one hit of 28 pages, but most were 30-40). And then you suddenly jump to 64 pages.

Now, even with my admittedly dire knowledge of publishing, I know that a print book must have a multiple of 4 pages in the interior, and they commonly get bundled in groups of 8 (which is why you get books with page counts of 32, 64, 96, 128, and so forth, and there's a word for it and I don't know what it is), so the 64 page jump is a viable print product (I'm not saying you can't make smaller print products, but they're not as common).

So, a "small pdf", to me, is anything of fewer than 32 pages, and is pretty much always going to be less than 13 pages.

A few examples: Ultimate Relationships from Legendary Games is 8 pages long, including covers, and I consider it small. On the other hand, Ultimate Charisma from Everyman Gaming (I think you might know who I mean), at 68 pages total (hey, look, 64 interior pages), is not small. Middle ground, Mythic Monsters: Demons (the first Mythic Monsters book), by LG is 30 pages long, but I have to actually trawl through my collection to find The Genius Guide to Feats of Multiclassing (21 pages), or Dodeca Weather (20 pages), and it's then really hard to find anything more than 12 pages long.

I'd say a rough way to figure out if it's a "small PDF": if, as a publisher, you're not caring about page count for the purposes of possible print runs and it's fewer than 32 pages long, it's small.

In printing, those are call 'signatures'. Typically books are printed in 4-page, 8-page, or 32-page signatures.

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@Cintra Bristol - Great to hear. and good tip!

@DM Jeff - thanks for taking the time to post a review!

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Hmmm ...

Is Pathfinder "In Its Twilight"? Observations From A Retailer

Is D&D Still In The Lead? The Orr Group Says "Yes!"

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Brother Fen wrote:
This is awesome. Will these be compatible with the Pathfinder bases?

Absolutely!

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Hey look what we have here!!!

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Bad Moms? Seriously? I'm not sure I can condone the idea of Mila Kunis in comedy that doesn't have Seth Green or Seth McFarland.

Questionable attempts at humor aside, don't come down on Mila Kunis! She's an excellent actress and is very good in comedies. In fact, she's great in one of my favorite comedies, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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KenderKin wrote:
A base class mystic theurge with options that include several spell lists.

If you are ok with third party content and are looking for a single class theurge, might I suggest that you check out the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press.

One of the new base classes within is, you guessed it, The Theurge :)

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An excellent video review and preview of the book!

Check it out!

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