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My pleasure!!!! Really glad folks are digging the class!
2 out of 2 5-star reviews so far!
Really this class is pretty stellar. It does exactly what’s printed on the box and does it very well and even in ways I didn’t expect.
Overall I can say that I love this class. It seems to be the perfect balance between Rogue and Spellcaster, able to provide a very skilled character whose abilities can be augmented by its own magic as well as serving in a support role as a backup spellcaster. ... I give this class a solid 5 stars. Good work, Kobold Press!
Thanks so much to DungeonmasterCal and Insain Dragoon for the wonderful reviews!
@Insain Dragoon ... if there would ever happen to be, oh, I don't know .... an expanded and updated hardcover version of the New Paths Compendium for example, I think I very much might yoink a few of those suggestions!
Hey everyone - I've really been enjoying this thread!
Hope you don't mind, but I wanted to ask that everyone check out the just released New Paths 8: The Trickster from Kobold Press
The New Paths line has had a number of popular classes so far, including the Spell-less Ranger, White Necromancer, Battle Scion, Shaman, and the New Paths Compendium
The Trickster class is essentially an arcane rogue type of class that has built in customization through its Forte class feature, which include Acrobatics, Arcane Accomplice, Spell Pilfer and ... you guessed it, Beguile!
While not a full-fledged Beguiler-like conversion like ertw has done so masterfully, if you choose the Beguile forte, you can make a class that has much of the Beguiler's flavor and ability. Please check out New Paths 8: The Trickster and see what you think!
Full-Round Action: A full-round action consumes all your effort during a round. The only movement you can take during a full-round action is a 5-foot step before, during, or after the action. You can also perform free actions and swift actions (see below). See Table: Actions in Combat for a list of full-round actions.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Darth Plagueis isn't EU, he was mentioned in the Prequels, and therefore canon.
Hey! Anyone want to get wild and crazy and get back to just talking about the Force Awakens Movie?
I know all this random talk about strange, non-canon, expanded universe stuff is an absolute hoot, but, you know, the title of the thread is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so, ya know, maybe we can get back to just talking about the movie?
I know, I know, it's a nutty idea, but who knows, maybe it'll stick ...
Marc Radle wrote:
Quick update - you can now also preorder the Advanced Races Compendium hardcover Right HERE on Paizo.com !!!
Trust me - this is one heck of an awesome book - can't wait for everyone to check it out next month!!!!
Really!?!? Where'd you hear that???
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Gotta agree - please guys, let this go, or create a new thread for it, and let's get back to taking about the movie, ok?
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Dear God, no.
George created something amazing, and for that Star Wars fans are forever in his debt. But letting him anywhere near the directors chair of a modern Star Wars film is a huge mistake. He just doesn't have it in him any more ( and he's pretty much said as much numerous times )
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
There's nothing to suggest Luke located his school in an ancient Dark Side temple. I don't think the movie ever says where it was located in fact. The movie DOES mention that after the events of Return of the Jedi, Luke left in search of ancient Jedi temples, though no reason was given.
There's also no reason to think he failed as a teacher. It's very possible that Ben's/Kylo Ren's betrayal happened to Luke's first 'class' as it were. It actually sounds like Luke established his school and then, only a few years in, Ben/Kylo was seduced by the dark side and, along with his Knights of Ren, slaughtered all of the students (or all but one, since it's quite likely someone managed to get one young student in particular away in time ...) . That would also explain why there are no new young jedi who graduated from the school ...
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Oh, OK, thanks!
Imperial Advisor Arem Heshvaun wrote:
That's fantastic! Given the huge amount of work, energy, and downright love JJ and everyone else poured into The Force Awakens, I'm thrilled and proud to see it achieve such a milestone.
It will be very interesting to see what happens when it opens in China this weekend!
"After hauling in $529 million worldwide during its opening weekend—the highest ever—Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to shatter box office records. This week, the movie is expected to surpass Avatar as the highest-grossing movie at the box office in North America.
Over the weekend, The Force Awakens tallied $83 million in ticket sales domestically, making it the highest third-weekend ever for a movie, according to Entertainment Weekly. The movie's now reached $740.3 million domestically, topping Jurassic World's $652.3 million and Titanic's $658.7 million. When adjusted for inflation, The Force Awakens is now the second-highest grossing domestic movie ever. It's expected to earn the top spot in just a few days when it overtakes Avatar's $760.5 million."
The other difference is that Rey had basically just realized she had Force abilities and had absolutely no training or time to practice. Luke had gotten at least some basic training from Ben and had by the time of ESB at least some time to practice on his own.
I think it's pretty likely we will find out in the next movie she DID have some training. The prevailing theory is that Rey was at Luke's Jedi academy as a young child receiving training. She was there when Ben / Ren betrayed Luke and killed most or all of the students. The thought is that someone (Luke?) Force blocked her memories and dropped her off on Jakku.
If true, that would explain the images she saw when she first touched Luke's lightsabre, as her memories began to come back in jumbled and confusing bits. It also explains what Kylo Ren said to her when he was probing her mind - that she sees the island in the ocean ...
Combine her naturally strong natural Force sensitivity with the early training that seems to be slowly coming back to her due to recent events, and it makes sense that by the end of the movie she's able to do some cool Jedi-like things
DM Becket - you're entitled to your opinion, but saying it was 'terribly written' and doesn't deserve to be Star Wars is just not true. Those claims *could* be leveled at the prequels, but NOT at the Force Awakens. You may personally dislike the film and that's fine, but making those sorts of claims are simply being disingenuous.
Of course, when something is super popular and super successful, there will still be some folks that don't like it, and that's fine. Heck, Avatar was certainly a very popular and successful film (clearly) but I didn't care for it. Of course, I didn't seek out people (or online forums) expressly for the purpose of complaining about how much I didn't like it.
Not liking something is fine. Trying to rain on the parade of people (and let's face it, from the money the film is making, and the sheer number of people seeing this movie multiple times) that DO like it just feels like ... kind of crappy to do
Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:
JJ himself has said in many different interviews that neither Kylo Ren or Rey are their real names (that's not a spoiler - it's been said a number of times actually in interviews etc)
What their real names are, however, is a different matter!
Yeah, I think it's pretty clear Rey will turn out to be Luke's daughter. She may have even been in the beginning of her training with Luke when Luke's best student/padwan Ben Solo turned and killed most of Luke's students. I suspect Luke managed to get Rey out of harms way just in the nick of time - she may have even been the only one to survive the slaughter. A devastated and emotionally crushed Luke somehow Force wiped her memory and dropped her off on Jakku (under the care of Max Van Sidow apparently) and then went off into self-imposed exile, ala Yoda.
I think one of the interesting aspects of Episode 9 will be how Luke reacts to Rey. Will he reluctantly agree to train her, all the while fearing he will fail again? Will he keep the fact that he is her father from her and refuse to train her? That wordless cliff-hanger that ended The Force Awakens so perfectly sets up the next movie!
Freehold DM wrote:
DM Beckett wrote:
I'm sorry, but I find it more plausible that the writers simply only had a cursory understanding of the setting.
By writers, you mean JJ Abrams, a massive Star Wars fan who is extremely knowledgeable about the setting, and Lawrence Kasdan, the primary screenwriter of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi?
I think that's a great idea, actually. I have to admit, it's kind of bumming me out to read these negative posts from (the admittedly few) folks who seem to have really not liked the movie and are determined to tell everyone else why they didn't.
I guess it's an odd quirk of human nature that, even though the overwhelming majority of people around the world who have seen the movie (including many who have seen it multiple times) and absolutely LOVED it ... a small minority of people going on and on about how much they disliked the movie can still make me sad for some reason.
I guess what they say about a small vocal minority can still threaten to drown out a much larger number of people who simply are not as loud and vocal is true ...
I think the reason these negative posts are such bummers for me is probably because I really loved the movie (minor flaws and all) and had a wonderful time seeing it with my son, and I'm filled with excitement for the next movie and for the future of Star Wars again (feelings I was sure I'd never feel again, especially after the prequels). Maybe I just need to give this thread a rest for a while ...
That's interesting! The opening crawl is being lauded as a more or less perfect opening in just about every review I've read or seen.
Personally, I thought it was perfect! It immediately pulled you into the story and made you want to see who, what, where, when and why. And the subject of the crawl and the situation ... couldn't be more interesting, intriguing or iconically Star Wars
I absolutely respect the few in this thread who didn't love the movie, but it definitely seems that this opinion is *very* much in the minority.
Rottentomatoes is rating Star Wars The force Awakens at
With an AUDIENCE SCORE of:
92% liked it
Those are some pretty huge positives!!!!
That's my experience as well. Everyone I've actually spoken to or heard talking about the movie has LOVED it. For some really odd reason, it's only been here in this thread that a few folks seem to be saying how much they didn't like it ...