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Where is the Carnivalist rogue from???
Also, what is a 'valet familiar'?
The New Paths Compendium has the Shaman which is exactly that!
Just sayin' :)
You know, since this book (this series, actually) is made up almost entirely of material created and published by Paizo and other third party companies, it would be nice if the product description at least listed what 3PP are represented, perhaps even giving credit for what elements come from what 3PP.
Not to criticize, but it kind of seems like the least you could do ...
Wow, interesting thread! :)
Quick point of clarification ... the white necromancer class was definitely NOT created specifically for the Midgard setting. It was created and conceived as a setting neutral class.
The white necromancer class is from Kobold press and that class is most certainly represented in the Midgard setting, so I understand the misunderstanding, but I think the distinction is important.
I do agree that the white necromancer class might be a bit problematic in the Golarian setting, especially if played in a 100% canonical way as it pertains to undead. However, plenty of folks use homebrew worlds in which a white necromancer fits just fine, and even more folks that use Golarian can, and most certainly do, modify aspects of the setting to fit their needs. So, unless you use the Golarian setting AND are very strict about adhering to the Golarian 'rule' about non-evil undead, the white necromancer class can fit quite esily into your game.
Neither of the links appear to work ...
Hey Nate! Sure why not? Just don't tell anyone ;)
Maybe you can post a review of the New Paths Compendium in return? :)
OK, here are the ones I have so far. (Who knows, maybe if the NPC, I don't know, gets a new, full color, hard cover update with cool stuff like ... and I'm just spit-balling here ... an additional class, a new archetype or two, new feats etc ... these would be included.)
Greater Force Blast
Extend Force Blast
Improved Force Blast
These would necessitate one small change to the Force Blaster archetype ...
Change Force Blaster's Extra Blasts ability from ...
Extra Blasts (Ex): At 6th level, the blaster receives Extra Force Blast as a bonus feat. This replaces the 6th
Enhanced Blasts (Ex): At 6th level, the blaster receives Extend Force Blast, Extra Force Blast or Improved Force Blast as a bonus feat. The force blaster must meet the prerequisites of this bonus feat. This replaces the 6th level bonus feat.
That said, if Kobold Press ever wants to release a Deep FEATS that does the same thing for martials as Deep Magic does for casters in presenting tons of delicious options and variant styles of doing what you do, my wallet is up for it.
Well, it's not nearly as huge and expansive as Deep Magic, but the New Paths Compendium, also from Kobold Press has a pretty large feats chapter, and many of those feats are geared toward martial types.
In addition,the New Paths Compendium has a section called "Scaling Combat Feats" which addresses the 'problem' of feat chains and goes a long way toward bumping up the power level and fun of martial/combat types.
Oh sure! Of course, that's a good rule for ANY new product, even one from Paizo! :)
Nice! Spell-less Ranger for the win :)
Brother Fen wrote:
Absolutely! That adventure is excellent!!! Creighton is an amazing adventure writer!
Another very well-reviewed adventure from Raging Swan worth checking out is The Sunken Pyramid. As an added bonus, the person who wrote it is a heck of a guy! :)
Just out of curiosity, are there adventure modules with some of these great new classes already written into them?
Great question! Kobold Press definitely actively supports the NPC classes. There are new spells for them in Deep Magic, there are new archetypes for them in many of the Advanced Races line, there is plenty of support for them in the upcoming Southlands books, including the Gravebinder, a brand-new white necromancer archetype.
As for adventures, I believe a few Kobold Press adventures utilize classes from the NPC. Off the top of my head, the Raven's Call does and I know (because I wrote it:) that the upcoming adventure Shadows of the Dusk Queen definitely uses classes from the New Paths Compendium (as well as a few feats and spells!)
Just thought I would drop in and let you know that I have 2 classes from NPC in my Rappan Athuk game. They are the Theurge and the Spell-Less Ranger. We just started but the players are using the classes fairly well. The players are old hands at RPGing.
Hey! Just saw this!
That sounds awesome - I'd love to hear some details :)
I'll just echo what others here have said ... you should give the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press a look!
Steve Geddes wrote:
I'm surprised a freelance layout/graphic design contract would be negotiated on an hourly rate. Is that common? I would have anticipated it would be on a $x/page arrangement (with a varying rate based on complexity, whether there are pre-existing templates, etcetera...)
Absolutely. In the higher-end advertising / design world, per hour rates are common. In the RPG biz, a per page rate is the norm
Maybe at a large Advertising / Design firm in a major city. Not in the RPG industry ...
Nathan Nasif wrote:
Any Caananite/Phoenician love in there?
Not specifically by name of course, but Arabian and Near/Middle Eastern themes, culture and myth of all stripes is very much a central element! Along with plenty of of Egyptian and African themes, culture and myth, of course!
Bottom line, these Southlands books are going to be fantastic, rich sources for folks wanting Arabian styled games!
How soon do you need this? If you can wait for a few months, then BOY do I have the products for you! :)
* Southlands Core Hardcover in Full Color
What more could you ask for? :)
Best of all, it's from Kobold Press and Wolfgang Baur (fans of Al Qadim should certainly know that name!)
Wolfgang can give much better details regarding the schedule, but if I remember correctly, I *think* the Southlands Bestiary should come out more or less at the same time as the Southlands Core book.
Speaking of the Southlands Bestiary, I have most of the final art in for this and holy #%&#!!!! is it awesome!!!! :)
You could, you know, actually buy a copy of the product.
Just a thought ...