Christina Stiles wrote:
Expected to come out in July. I am hoping we have some copies for PaizoCon.
I'm really happy with how this book turned out! A LOT of work by a LOT of people went into it, but the end result is going to be worth it.
I'm actually looking at the final, color printer's proof on my desk right now in fact :)
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
Great to see Mr. Stephens involved! :)
Thanks Cheapy! The response overall to the Battle Scion has been really positive :)
If by "I bet you're kicking yourself you didn't get it published here first :)" you mean instead of first publishing the base class in Wayfinder, then ... nope, not at all :)
I was quite pleased to have it appear in Wayfinder a few years ago first - I wouldn't change that fact even if I could! :)
Anyone else think there is no tension because we know Gandalf, Bilbo, and Legolas survive for LOTR?
Nope - it's just the nature of prequals.
The trailer was great and I have every confidence that the movie will be great as well. I also trust that Jackson knows when it's appropriate to deviate from the books in order to make a good movie.
Slavishly following the book when adapting it for another medium (film, TV, stage) is usually a bad idea- what works on the page does not always work as written on screen. A good writer / director understands that ... and Jackson is a very good writer and director!
Yeah, I think this one is going to be BIG! The Kickstarter has only been live for a few hours and already it has over 100 backers and it's 2/3 of the way to the funding goal! That's pretty fantastic! Heck, most folks on the West Coast haven't even logged onto their computers yet :)
The reeeaaaally exciting thing is going to be once that funding goal is reached and the stretch goals start to be released - i.e. the Goal Scroll starts to unfurl :) Trust me, there are lots of REALLY AWESOME stretch goals on that Goal Scroll!!!
I strongly disagree, James. The player took the feat and the cohort is a part of his character, much in the same way a familiar or animal companion is a class feature of a character
The GM wouldn't build your animal companion for you or decide what feats or skills your animal companion takes, nor should he decide how your cohort levels up for you.
And, judging from the links Cheapy posted above, it would seem Jason and Sean would agree.
Really? I don't begrudge you your right to be ticked off but ...
Man, as hard as the Paizo staff works, I don't have any problem with this at all. Besides, it sounds like they are going over lunch and will only will be gone the time it takes to see the movie and get back - I don't think a few hours is going to make much difference in the over all time it takes to get orders out.
Let them have a small bit of fun over an extended lunch - they certainly deserve it!
Heck, my first thought when I read that was ... "wow, yet another reason why Paizo is the most awesome place to work!" ... followed quickly by "Why oh why don't I work there?!?!" ;)
Ha! Well, there is actually no cookies or bribery needed ...
a) because I'm not really a cookie or sweets kind of guy (give my chips and onion dip or nachos with jalapenos and extra cheese any day :)
b) the aforementioned Expanded White Necromancer is already done and finishing up in editing as we speak! :) I'm quite happy with how it came out - new feats, new spells and a couple new archetypes I think people will really find interesting ... *cough* undead companion that scales up as you do *cough*
But enough about that! Back to the Battle Scion! Let's see if we can get it up to the #1 Most Downloaded spot this week! :)
Thanks so much for taking the time to do the review Mr. Fish! Really glad you liked the class. (I also really like the Force Blaster archetype :)
Oh, and you are dead on regarding the trio of legendary magic items which once belonged to Gax the Great ... he is absolutely my little tribute to the great Gary Gygax :)
Let's discuss why the tier system should exist in the place. Oh, wait, ninja'd by Icy.
I have to agree. Please don't do this. It was of very dubious worth during the 3.5 days and ended up being nothing but a source of argument.
Please let's drop this before we go down the same road.
I like Paizo's new classes very much. A few are not for me personally (the gunslinger for examle) but overall, I have no problem whatsoever with thim.
I think more options is a GOOD thing and more classes for players to choose from is never a bad thing. I'll admit that I may be biased in this regard, as I have had a number a new classes released by various RPG companies (Kobold Press, Super Genius Games etc) but still ... I just don't see the problem with giving people more options.
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
My son worked at Chick-fil-a during his senior year of high school and got to encounter much of that first hand. He was so disgusted and ticked off at the company over it he declined an offer to work there again this summer while he's home from college. Good kid - I was a proud papa :)
Eric Hinkle wrote:
A perfect way to put it!
Oh, and the Expanded Battle Scion jumped up to the number 5 spot on Paizo's Top Ten 3PP downloads for this past week - up 5 spots from where it debuted at number 10 when it first came out the week before! So, THANKS SO MUCH to everyone who has downloaded it so far!!!
dumb, random thought:
Man, I think I channeled Kasey Kasem a little just now :)
Kind of a funny story ... we are currently playing in the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary edition and I'm playing a 12th level paladin of Iomidae/cavalier (order of the star) whom I REALLY like ... I mean, a LOT! It looks like he is going to be taking over a certain ... location
Rise of the Runelords spoiler:
so I took the Leadership feat and plan to use the followers to man said 'location' (I have this cool idea of these loyal followers becoming elite Knights of Iomidae under my command who are mostly stationed there)
Anyway ... as the cohort I get from Leadership, I thought it would be fun to make a lawful good Battle Scion. The trouble is, he turned out to be so awesome, it turns out I now kind of want to play him MORE than my beloved paladin/cavalier! I'm already thinking in the dark corners of my mind that if my paladin should happen to get killed in battle, it wouldn't be the worst thing ever ... since I then could take over my Battle Scion cohort as my new character :)
Who knows? My paladin just might be a bit more reckless than normal in battle during this weekend's game ...
Paul Watson wrote:
As Wolfgang pointed out, the Kobolds are already on that nagging copy/paste snafu!
Regarding your other comments, these are not bad ideas. Fighter Training was one of the last things to be added to the class, and it unfortunately did not make it into the table. And, although certainly not required, listing Spell Tactician on the table at each level it is received might not be a bad thing as well
I'll see what I can do about getting the table updated :)
Oh, and a BIG THANKS to everyone who has purchased The Expanded Battle Scion so far (and if you haven't yet - what are you waiting for? ;) It cracked Paizo's Top Ten List for the week, which is pretty cool considering it just released a week ago! :)
I stand by Raging Swan's commitment to quality 100% (and not just the stuff I've done for them ;)
I think the issue here is that the other person is not just making a comment, he really is attacking Raging Swan simply because his own product got 4 stars instead of 5. He is also attacking the reviewer, who, in my opinion at least, has quite a good reputation and gave that person's product a perfectly fair review.
Bottom line for me is this - everyone is entitled to express and opinion. What that guy is doing goes WAY beyong that. Compare that guy's approach to Raging Swan's an decide for yourself who is the classier company.
Lethal with Blade and Blast!
For years, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game fans have lamented the absence of an 'arcane paladin' type of class—one with full base attack bonus, limited spell access (to arcane spells instead of divine) and a small set of interesting, flavorful special abilities.
Lament no longer! The Expanded Battle Scion is just such a class!
The Expanded Battle Scion includes:
If you dream of scattering your enemies with a powerful force attack before finishing them off with lethal bladework, New Paths #4: The Expanded Battle Scion is for you!
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
HA!!! Gotta be one of the funnier things I've read in quite some time! :)
I tend to agree - having ads on your site, especially from publishers who's work you review could absolutely be seen as a conflict of interest.
Honestly, I almost think what you do with your reviews is more of a public service, and as such, I don't think adding some kind of PayPal donation link would be a bad idea at all.
Hey End! I can certainly give you my opinions on a few of these (and, as a wise man once said ... I am the world's foremost expert on MY opinion! :)
3) No interest in that at all. I am not a fan of Facebook and have no interest in checking out Facebook pages ...
5) Well, since I frequent these boards so much, I tend to mainly read them here right now. Perhaps posting part of your review here on Paizo.com (including the star rating), and then adding a 'To read the rest of the review, click here' link, which would then take the reader to the full review on your site?
Hope that helps a little!
I also can't get past the current art style (sorry but, to be blunt, I kind of hate it). I actually picked up the first two issues but the art turned me off so much I gave up on the remainder of the series.
I think what you posted of the new artist's work looks too be a pretty big imporovement though. Really interested to see it inked and in color
Lumiere Dawnbringer wrote:
First of all .. wow.
Second, flagged thread because it should be moved to th correct forum.
Liz Courts wrote:
An EXCELLENT point!
I remember initially thinking I might want to form a little 3PP company myself, since I like (and, I like to think at least, I'm pretty good at ... :) writing, rules design, illustration, cartography and layout/graphic design. Heck, I thought, why NOT form a company and do all of this myself?
After a little soul searching, I realized that, while I like doing all of the above, I do NOT particularly like writing contracts, dealing with production schedule delays etc. I very quickly realized that what I wanted to do was create - be it by writing, game/rule design, illustration, cartography or layout/graphic design. And, for me at least, that entailed becoming a freelancer so I can work with lots of different 3PP companies on lots of different and interesting projects. It did not mean starting my own company.
I guess the moral of this little ramble is - listen well to what Liz and others have said and REALLY make sure you WANT to create a 3PP company before you take the plunge!
My take away from this is ... Paizo has every right to be extremely proud.
I have nothing against Wizards or D&D - heck, I played and LOVED D&D since First Edition AD&D all the way to 3.5. I'm now very much a Pathfinder guy of course, but I have nothing against Wizards - 4th Edition just left me cold and did nothing for me.
The point is, it is a pretty amazing achievement for Paizo to see the Pathfinder RPG consistently rank right up there with D&D in sales and popularity, and in many cases beat it. It doesn't matter if you prefer D&D, Pathfinder or play both - such a feat is very impressive and should not be diminished.