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Pathfinder Society Member. 5,981 posts (6,037 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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Andoran

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Glad everyone liked that spell!

Here's another cool one ...

Conjur Southlands Kickstarter Info!

Andoran

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Click below for more info on the Hero Lab files for the New Paths Compendium

NPC HL Files!

Andoran

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Interesting!

Have you checked out the Shaman class in the New Paths Compendium by Kobold Press? The class is exactly that - a spontaneous druid with some other cool abilites as well.

You might want to take a look!

Andoran

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Wow ...

Josh and I exchanged a number of e-mails over the years and he always struck me as a really decent guy who was passionate about gaming.

He used to tell me how much of a fan he was of my illustration work (which really meant a lot to me) - when he had his stroke a while back, I sent him an original of one of my illustrations with a 'get well and hang in there' note and he seemed so genuinely appreciative ... it was really touching.

Really sad to hear he's gone ...

Andoran

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We always start new players and/or characters at the same level as the rest of the party. Starting at a lower level isn't fun for anyone (the player, the GM or the rest of the party).

With all due respect to your GM, in this case he's incorrect. Trust me, start the new player at the same level unless you want a lot of aggravation for little or no payoff

Andoran

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Best advice? It's paladin, not pally.

I am going to wipe that god-aweful 'pally' slang from people's lexicon if it kills me!!! :)

You don't talk about wizzies, rangeo's and sorcies, do you?

Sheesh!!!!!

Andoran

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Wicked Woodpecker of the West wrote:
Anyway, since PAIZO accepted this last Psionic book as compatible with PF, did they ever used any of four basic psionic classes in their adventures or AP?

Not sure what you mean by this. To the best of my knowledge, Paizo hasn't officially accepted the Deamscarred Psionic book as official content. The fact that it has Pathfinder Compatible on the cover just means that Dreamscarred published the book under the appropriate license. There are many many Third Party books that are Pathfinder Compatible - they are still not considered official content by Paizo

Andoran

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Oh, and the new PDF now includes bookmarks in the HUGE spell section of the book for each individual letter of the alphabet to make navigation even more user friendly :)

Andoran

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Very true!

I imagine at this point the 'zine is just about ready for prime time though. OSW, can you give everyone an update and ETA?

Thanks!

Andoran

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I agree such things are beneficial and it's great when publishers provide them.

However, make no mistake - the additional cost and effort required on the publisher's part is far from negligible!

Andoran

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Those Pathfinder iconics shirts look awesome!

Does anyone have any of them? I'm curious about the tee shirt material itself ... is it really thin or nice and thick? Quality shirt or typical, thin discount store t-shirt?

Andoran

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Just read the review by FelwynGD ...

It reads: I am excited for the book but right now it says the pdf is available but will not let me buy it. Kinda of a let down.

So, he gives the book a bad review because he can't download it yet? Which of course means he hasn't even read it?

Come on FelwynGD - that's not what reviews are for. I would seriously consider taking your review down or, at the very least, changing it once you've actually read the book

Andoran

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Does Paizo do any patches? You know, the kind you iron or sew on? I'd like tp pick up some cool gaming related patches and I was kind of surprised not to see any in the Paizo store

Andoran

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Wow, I ... wow ...

This feels like a gut punch - I'm really broken up about this. Robin Williams was always one of my absolute favorites ... an absolute master and genius.

Wow ...

Andoran

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Thanks Liz! Great to see Advanced Races Shadow Fey featured!

As I mentioned in the product thread, I'm working on an adventure and I am definitely using some of the awesome material from Advanced Races Shadow Fey!:)

Andoran

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Ugh! Put me down as someone who never like the so-called Tier theory of classes. In my opinion, it is unhelpful and way too arbitrary to be of any value. In fact, in my experience, it's only real value is as a way to start online arguments or never ending debates that accomplish nothing.

Everyone is of course free to discuss whatever they want but I have to say I respectfully really wish this tier thing would go away once and for all ...

Andoran

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Yeah, this is very cool.

In fact, I'm working on an adventure and I will definitely be using some material from this :)

Andoran

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Lanitril wrote:
Kvantum wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:

Am I the only one who is a little sad to hear that the Shaman got her own spell list? My reasoning is, if the class was to be allowed to choose spells from other lists, then spells from many of the Player Companions, Campaign Setting books, etc, would all be fair game. With the Shaman having a custom spell list, we won't be able to pick interesting spells from those books unless the developers specifically included them in the list. I'm sure in future books, spells will have things like "Shaman 3" right next to the Cleric and Witch in the spell description, but it severely limits the CURRENT spells that can be used, that's all.

Overall, though, I'm excited to see the Shaman in the final book!

It also really limits 3rd party usage as well. Deep Magic is going to need an update, at the very least.
Actually, even though it's a different "Shaman", I was just gonna let any Shaman players pick from the new spells in Deep Magic the same way I let any other player pick spells from Deep Magic. Carefully. Like. With a lot of consideration. Some of that stuff is strong.

I was going to say that same thing. Many of the spells in Deep Magic already DO list shaman in their class line, along side sorcerer/wizard, cleric/oracle etc. Even though in the case of Deep Magic, 'shaman' refers to the Shaman class in the New Paths Compendium, nothing says you can't allow ACG shaman players to pick them too!

Andoran

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A Shaman class and a Shaman archetype called the Witch Doctor that is really good at healing - sounds like great great ideas!

Sorry, couldn't resist ;)

In all seriousness, this sounds like a fun and interesting class. All in all, I am really excited to get my hands on this book!

Andoran

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Red Velvet Tiger wrote:
Ok let me check that. I check my e-mail once a month!

Wow!!!!

Andoran

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Lord Gadigan wrote:


Wizard:
* A white necromancer who can animate non-evil undead (perhaps by summoning up ancestors / only being able to animate those who were willing prior to their death / using some manner of metaphysical trickery to get around the 'wrapping up a positive-energy soul with negative energy is evil because of how it affects the soul' thing)

It's an actual class as opposed to an archetype, but you might check out the White Necromancer class in the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press!

The class does pretty much exactly what you are describing! :)

Andoran

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Yeah, this is full of some very interesting ideas.

I'm in the process of fine-tuning up an adventure I'm writing which just happens to have a magic mirror in it ... and you can bet I'll be using a cool idea or two from this!

Andoran

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Sounds an awful lot like another class I know ;)

Seriously, though - great job, this looks very cool!

Andoran

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Remember when the thread was about the new Harry Potter universe movies? Those were good times ...

Andoran

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Oceanshieldwolf wrote:


I do love me some Sinister Secrets of Saltmarsh etc, but I'm hoping Marc Radle's sahuagin adventure for Raging Swan Press scratches that itch...

Hey, wow! I'm reading through the thread, learning all this cool stuff about the upcoming Giantslayer Ap and never expected to see a shout out! I REALLY appreciate it though - I'm incredibly proud of the The Sunken Pyramid, which is absolutely an homage to the awesome Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh AD&D adventure!

I actually wrote a couple of design blogs about the adventure over on the Raging Swan site including this one which goes into more detail about how the adventure really is kind of my love letter to the Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh:)

Since I'm feeling all nostalgic about the Sunken Pyramid, I'll leave you with a few teachings from the sahuagin cal’mecac ("sayings of the old"):

Where is your heart?
You give your blood to each thing in turn
Carrying, you do not carry it...
To give your blood is to give your soul
To spill blood from your enemy is to know strength
There is much blood to spill - everyone is your enemy

— from the sahuagin cal’mecac ("sayings of the old")

Blinding light and flowing dark,
Life, death, strength, weakness, blood and stone
From the Time of the Seven Caves, to the Time of the End
and all is for us!

— from the sahuagin cal’mecac ("sayings of the old")

No one comes to the world to stay
Not stone, not gods, not bone or sea
Yet blood is eternal,
Soul and forever, flowing like fire in the deep.

— from the sahuagin cal’mecac ("sayings of the old")

Battle is the song of a thousand cries
Let yours sound loudest
Your beating heart the most sought after prize
To give it, the most sacred gift

— from the sahuagin cal’mecac ("sayings of the old")

OK, enough of that! Back to more Giantslayer goodness!

Andoran

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Hey everyone - hopefully you'll indulge me, but I wanted to mention that a number of the class concepts that have come up in this thread are already available in the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press!. If you use non-Paizo material in your game, please give the book a look!

A number of folks have said they want a martial, non-caster shapeshifter. Take a look at the skin-changer, a variant of the spell-less ranger class that trades out things like hunter's bond and combat styles for a druid-like animal shape ability right from 1st level and a specialized animal combat style

For those looking for a full 20 level Mystic Theurge style arcane/divine base class, the New Path Compendium presents the theurge!

Looking for a spontaneous casting version of the druid, with abilities and flavor like the sorcerer or oracle - the NPC has the shaman, complete with totem secrets and an animal spirit guide.

Looking for a class a bit like the warlock, a martial caster with energy blasts which can be modified as he increases in level? Check out the battle scion - the ultimate martial blaster. :)

The NPC has received 11 5-star reviews, including one from Endzeitgeist himself and there's a lot of other good stuff including a number of other new classes (including the spell-less ranger, white necromancer, elven archer, and savant) so please check it out. Those of you looking for unrealized Pathfinder RPG classes might find that the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press! is just what the doctor ordered! :)

Andoran

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I mentioned this in the other thread but figured it's appropriate here as well :)

Folks looking to play a mystic theurge right from 1st level might want to check out the Theurge base class contained in the

New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press

Andoran

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Interesting thread!

Folks looking to play a mystic theurge right from 1st level might want to check out the Theurg base class contained in the

New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press

Andoran

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Wolfgang Baur wrote:

I do have an update! The New Paths files are very close.

Right now, it's looking like July is a long shot but possible. If it is not out in August I will wear a funny gnomish and dance a jig.

Wolfgang speaks the truth! I've been exchanging a quite a few e-mails with the team doing the Hero Lab files for the New Paths Compendium, so I can confirm that they are well under way!!!

Andoran

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Me too. In all the many years I've played the game, and all the different people I've played with, I've actually never, *ever* seen anything but some form of true roll your stats character creation!

I like rolling way too much. That sense of randomness, anticipation and excitement from rolling stats is just too much a part of the game's fabric for me to ever want to give point buy much serious consideration

So, to the OP I say absolutely ditch point buy and give rolling a shot.

Andoran

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When I first read the thread title, my mind immediately saw it as Gilthanas (from DragonLance)

That's all I have to contribute :)

Andoran

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Changing Man wrote:
Looks like we're getting the Hex Blaster Archetype... Marc Radle's going to a busy man these next weeks, what with this and all the extra goodies from Mythic Mania- not to mention his 'usual' stuff :)

Ha! Sleep is for the weak ;)

I'm already working on the Hex Blaster battle scion archetype and I'm quite pleased with how is progressing. I'm really excited for folks to see it when it's finished! :)

Andoran

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Slaunyeh wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Am I the only one that thought the beetle discussion was the best part of the episode? That wasn't in the books.
I've seen a lot of people complaining about the pointlessness of that scene, wanting them to have cut it to devote more time to the fighting. Personally, I really liked that scene. It was a moment of bonding between two brothers who haven't had nearly enough scenes together. I'm glad they kept it in.

Absolutely! We actually re -watched that scene again because it was so awesome!

Andoran

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Is this an honest attempt at a thread topic? If so, you probably want to change the title to something less adversarial and condescending ...

You also probably want to provide some actual context and reasoning behind you 'question'.

Andoran

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Thanael wrote:
Sunken Pyramid is not completely free but they have the first act as a free preview. Also check out their free mini setting The Lonwly Coast.

Hey, thanks for the nice words about The Sunken Pyramid! I'm incredibly proud of that adventure, so it's always great to hear folks like it :)

Andoran

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Damon Griffin wrote:
Srsly, what does it take to shut this guy down? Can messages whose subject contains +91-9001992787 be blocked?

That actually sounds like it might be a good idea!

Something has to be done soon - it's getting out of hand :(

Andoran

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Well, for what's it's worth, they are working with some third party companies :)

Andoran

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Bardess wrote:
If I am to do what I am to do, I must know something more about the warlock very soon ^___^

Looks like I might want to take an early gander at the warlock as well ... :)

Andoran

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Sheldon from Big Bang Theory!

Andoran

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gamer-printer wrote:
One consideration, not all freelancers are writer/designers. Some are writers only, though many are writer/designers, some are illustrators only and/or cartographers only. Also some are editors only, and page layout only. Some do the editing and page layout themselves, many do not. The rare individual may do all these things, but the majority do not.

Hey cool! I'm rare! :)

Andoran

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Ryan. Costello wrote:

Thank you for the stellar review of the savant, End.

Absolutely - it's a very interesting class!

Also glad you liked the skin-changer, one of the other brand-new classes :)

Andoran

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Now we just need to get audiobooks of the Pathfinder novels! :)

Andoran

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Don't look now, but Deep Magic is once again #1 on Paizo's Top Selling Products From Other Companies and Top Downloads From Other Companies list :)

Andoran

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If you buy a CD, are you entitled to buy the LP and cassette version (let's pretend those are still current formats) for just a few dollars more because you already paid the artist, record company, producer and engineer once?

If you buy a hard back novel, are you entitled to the audiobook for only an extra couple bucks because you already paid the author, publisher, distributor etc once?

For that matter, if you get into an author or a band later in their career, are you entitled to all their earlier works at a discount?

Heck, I once joined a coffee of the month club but I didn't feel entitled to get all the previous month's coffees (before I decided to join) at some sort of discount!

It just is not a reasonable thing to expect and neither is what you want from Paizo.

Andoran

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Mromson wrote:

Wouldn't Paizo be using those very .pdf's for printing purposes? That shouldn't cost extra, given that you'd need them for printing purposes. Then again I have no idea how said process goes, so I could be absurdly wrong.

I certainly think that the watermarking policy is absurdly ridiculous, especially after the product has been out for a while. Look at every video game in existence - they're all readily available despite the fact that some companies have gone to absurd lengths in their desire to control published content. What's a simple .pdf going to do against that? I don't really see it as anything but a punishment towards the consumer - "do I really want to see my damn name and email on every freakin' page in every pdf?" Things get out. Period.

From my perspective, if I own the hardcover of a book, then I immediately feel entitled to the digital version of the product as well. I generally don't mind if I'm charged a little premium for either hardcover or .pdf when I already own one version ("for convenience", as they say) - it's when I'm essentially told that I own one or the other, without paying (essentially) double when I get annoyed.

Nope, a pdf created for professional offset printing is VERY different than an optimized, bookmarked pdf created for digital customers. You create each separately and each requires its own amount of time, expertise etc. In my opinion, charging a fair price for the PDF in addition to the physical copy (or offering it as a special subscription premium) is more than reasonable.

Creating all those bookmarked, optimized absolutely is a significant additional step and certainly is worth charging for

Just because something is digital doesn't mean it should suddenly be free. And I strongly disagree with your notion that if you buy the physical book you are entitled to the pdf for free. If you buy a CD should you be entitled to then download all the mp3s from that CD as well for free?

Andoran

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Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Great idea. I am sure one or more of the Kobolds would be happy to chime in.

Sure!

Andoran

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Triple Huzzah! :)

Deep Magic is #1 again this week on Paizo's Top Selling Products From Other Companies list and Top Downloads From Other Companies list :)

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