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Marc Radle wrote:
Did mention the Theurge base class in the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press? :)
Until there is an official OGL from Wizards, 3PP must be very careful how they handle '5E compatible' releases. Adventures tend to be more about story and rather light on crunch which means adventures are easier (and less frightening legally!) to release and still play the 'skirt the compatible with 5E' game.
Once an actual 5E OGL is finally released, you'll see much more typical 5E content
Darth Plagueis was absolutely mentioned ... in Revenge of The Sith
Of course, Palpatine could have made the story up in order to manipulate Anakin, but Darth Plagueis is definitely is mentioned
If you'd like to play a Mystic Theurge type of character but don't want to prestige or multi class, why not try the Theurge base class in the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press?
The New Paths Compendium has received a ton of 5-star reviews and the Theurge base class has proven to be among the most popular of the many new classes in the book :)
A couple snippets from recent reviews:
The Theurge is, in my opinion, a long needed addition to the game. The use of a "Prayer Book" elegantly handles the balance issues of giving a single class access to effectively every spell in the game.
The Theurge! Oh my! ... the Theurge has a lot of versatility, and can bring a lot of tools to any party.
The star for me is the Thergue.
The Theurge is an amazing spellcaster that allows you to cast divine and arcane spells right from the get go, without having to make that climb into Paizo’s Mystic Theurge prestige class ...
The movie isn't out yet - how did Abrahms 'totally destroy canon'?
It's been said officially a number of times that the expanded universe books are not canon, so material from Heir to the Empire is not relevant to the movies. I know some folks wish this were not so, but it is.
Of course, instead of getting back to talking about The Force Awakens, the actual movie that's coming out, the thread will now probably devolve into a debate for and against the merits of the expanded universe books ...
Orfamay Quest wrote:
Orfamay Quest, just curious. Why are you being so derisive, hostile and adversarial about this?
We're all in this together, and we all just want 'our' site to not be under attack by these spammers. Folks have varying degrees of understanding when it comes to matters like this. People are just trying to offer ideas to make the site better and keep these pieces of #$#$! away.
It seems like you might have a higher level of understanding on this kind of stuff than many other folks. Maybe instead of snarky comments and condescending <eyerolls> that don't actually help, you might try to be a little more civil and even offer up some ideas that might help the situation.
Just a thought ...
Ha! I was just going to say that! :)
In all seriousness, though, I've alerted the Kobold Shipping and Fulfillment Department and I suspect End will have the download links in question before you can say 'Tosculi Hivemaster'!
Gary Teter wrote:
On the flip side, having forums constantly flooded with this spam garbage can and will also completely destroy an online community :(
These actually sound like excellent measures (minus the last one of course). As I read them, it occurred to me that a number of other message boards I belong to also have similar restrictions to new users.
The only classes I want to see now are Ultimate Prestige, where they take prestige classes and make them base classes. So we can build Arcane Tricksters, Theurges, Dragon Disciples, Lorenasters, Shadowdancers, and tons of others.
Have you checked out the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press? The book has 14 out of 14 5-star reviews :)
It actually has a Theurge base class. And ... at least two of the other classes you mentioned are in their final playtests right now ... :)
Now, fans of D&D 5E can also get a taste of the Southlands :)
Also, a little birdie told me that Kobold Press just might be announcing something pretty big and pretty awesome at GenCon about which 5E fans will be pretty stoked .... but you didn't hear that from me :)
In regards to the awesome Paizo folks manning the digital walls to take out the spammers before they can do too much damage, I think Col. Jessep from A few Good Men said it best ...
"We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by people with ban hammers. Who's gonna do it? You? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves forums. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at the game table, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like IP address, source code, moderator. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to someone who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way."
So to the folks fighting to keep out forums safe and clear of these spamming pieces o' @%$##% ... I say Thank You!
All excellent and certainly valid points!
@calagnar - trust me, the folks at Paizo are FAR from lazy! They are some of the hardest working people around.
Mark Seifter wrote:
I'd say they absolutely have figured out your hours! The mornings before you guys get in are murder, as are the hours after you guys leave. The weekends tend to be even worse.
Unless you guys can figure out some way to keep these pieces of %#$! out completely, it almost seems like Paizo needs moderators to alternate hours and/or work from home to take care of these attacks during the non Paizo work hours.
I'm actually starting to wonder if this is less random spam, and more some kind of sustained, intentional attack specifically on Paizo
The honest truth is, unless this problem is fixed, the forums are going to become pretty much useless except during Paizo business hours. I know I've said it before, but the situation is really becoming depressing ...
I wake up and boot my computer, and what do I see? Nearly every post on the side is spam. This is bad, folks, this is bad.
I have to admit, I admire those that can take a more cheerful, humorous approach to this. For me, seeing the crushing amount of spam on the forums for the majority of each day (the obvious exception being the 8 or so hours each week day when the moderators are working) is getting depressing, discouraging, frustrating and, frankly, disheartening for me personally.
I LOVE this site and these forums, but seeing the huge (and, it seems, increasing) amount of this spam garbage in more and more forums is making it harder and harder for me to even want to come to the forums anymore. It really sucks that these #*&%!$ spammers can just crap all over a site and make it almost unusable :(
Coming to these forums has gone from what was once an extremely enjoyable way to spend some time ... to a real slog because of the spam.
And yet, it seems like there is little that can be done, either to stop it OR to go after them and prosecute the spammers in some meaningful way. They just get to do it and we just have to just sit here and take it.
Sorry, it's just becoming really depressing to see it happen ...
Yes, there really was a D&D summer camp ...
Shippensburg University, in my home state of Pennsylvania, held week-long D&D camps every summer during the mid-eighties?
It was an awesome, geeky time! Head over and learn more (and check out an ... ahem ... awesome photo :)
I think this will be of interest to anyone who plays RPGs ...
How many people know that Shippensburg University, in Pennsylvania, held week-long D&D camps every summer during the mid-eighties?
It was an awesome, geeky time! Head over and learn more (and check out an ... ahem ... awesome photo :)
Yeah, it's really getting out of control (and sort of depressing). They've obviouy figured out to flood multiple forums with this crap in the morning before the Paizo staff gets in and then in the evening after they leave.
The sheer amount of spam I encounter each morning and again each evening is making it very tough to want to even come to the forums any more (or at least only during Paizo's business hours)
Paizo folks, PLEASE do something. The 'just flag them each day so we can get rid of them when we get in each morning) approach just isn't working any more
These are absolutely facinating books - I highly reccomend all 4!
I actually think the author's style and the decade by decade format is perfect for the topic. The amount of info and the way you can see it all interconnects is highly interesting and informative.
The fact that the books concentrates solely on tabletop, pen-and-paper roleplaying is a strong selling point. In fact, far from being a negative, it is the very point of the books - to chronical the history of tabletop, pen-and-paper RPGs. I'm sure a similar book about video games or whatever will come along, but that was never the intent of these books.
Again, these are really excellent books and well worth the money
I’m excited to see this finally released into the world! Although not my first published adventure, Shadows of the Dusk Queen IS my first adventure published by Kobold Press, which makes it extra special to me!
This includes a 12-page art and map appendix. I always loved those great AD&D modules that included pages of art so you could actually show the players what they see for each encounter, so this is my homage of that.
Can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks!
Speaking of TableTop ...
Pretty cool (and funny). Also cool to see the guy that wrote the actual game act as GM.
I don't think I've seen him sans beard since ST:TNG, but just looking at him, I think he's probably better off WITH the beard.
Here he is with a much smaller beard (plus, there's a lot of funny, great stuff to enjoy as well)
I trust the show's producers. I haven't read the books, but so far the pacing, plot development and ratio of action to quiter, dialogue scenes has been just about perfect.
As has been said before (about this and other successful book adaptations) what works well in books often does not translate effectively to film. Producers have to change things up, trim portions and tighten up plot threads in order to make books work in film, which is, afterall, an entirely different medium.
Congrats on funding so quickly!!!!
How does the "for Pathfinder and 5th Edition" part work? Are you producing a Pathfinder version and a separate 5th Edition version or are you doing one version with dual Pathfinder and 5th Edition statas?
If I missed that explanation on the Kickstarter page, I chalk it up to not enough coffee!
Phil Greeley/Rochandil Calenlad wrote:
There area a few threads on this already that may well contain the answers you seek!
That should get you started!