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Pathfinder Society Member. 7,747 posts (7,803 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 2 aliases.


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EvilTwinSkippy wrote:

1. Kiss - Destroyer (Yep, first one. Such cheese)

2. Styx - Equinox
3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile
4. Rush - All the World's a Stage
5. Frampton Comes Alive

I had a couple K-Tel albums before that, but I can't remember which songs were on them. I had a stack of 45s as well.

First concert: Rush w/ Cheap Trick in '77. Good times!

Cheese?!?!?!!!??!! Destroyer is a great album!!

Awesome that Rush was your first concert. I've seen them many tomes over the years - such a great band!

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Digitalelf wrote:

The only shorthand I use are a few of the abbreviations that are already in the books, like AC for armor class for example. Other than that I personally do not like the tendency to abbreviate words, especially words that are spoken; my time is not so precious to me that I feel the need to save a second or two by shorten a word or phrase...

Heck, I play 2nd edition AD&D, and always say "to hit AC zero" instead of sounding out the acronym "THAC0".

But hey, to each their own. :-D

I'm the same way - I rarely if ever use gaming abreviations or shorthand when speaking and it actually kind of bugs me when others do. I've litterally *never* said something like AC, XP, BAB, or CMB instead of armor class, experience points, base attack bonus, or combat manuver bonus.

Of course, it also makes me bat-crap crazy when people use terms like meat shield, skill monkey, healbot, boss, pally, barb, gish etc.

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Just checked my e-mail and saw that New Paths 9: The Priest is #1 on Paizo's Top Ten Downloads list this week

What an awesome way to start the day!!

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Just checked my e-mail and saw that New Paths 9: The Priest is #1 on Paizo's Top Ten Downloads list this week

Great way to start the day!!

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Just saw this morning that Tome of Beasts is #3 on Paizo's Top Ten Downloads list this week

Pretty awesome!!

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Just checking in to see when the next lists will show up :)

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Hey! This sounds interesting!

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Oh, these are definately GM gold!

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:
There are, however, a TON of stupendously awesome things coming from Kobold Press soon ... in some cases, very soon in fact ... :)
Sure, tease us with that. You're a cruel man.

Ha! :)

Oh, you want 'tease' ... try this on for size ...

The first stupendously awesome thing coming very soon from Kobold Press is perfect for Halloween :)

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There are, however, a TON of stupendously awesome things coming from Kobold Press soon ... in some cases, very soon in fact ... :)

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Volvogg wrote:

Hey All,

I was wondering if the Skin-changer (New Paths Compendium) can take feats which require wild-shape? It seems like it should be able to, however, this is not stipulated anywhere in the animal shape ability.

Cheers
Volf

Hey there! Interesting question!

The skin-changer's Animal Shape class feature, while certainly similar to Wild Shape, does have differences and is a different ability. From a strict letter-of-the-rules standpoint, it probably should not be considered the same as Wild Shape for feat prerequisites.

Having said that, I don't see a problem with a GM allowing it. As I said, they *are* similar - similar enough that they probably *should* be seen as interchangeable for feat prerequisites ... for the most part. Since Animal Shape is different from Wild Shape in a few key areas, however, you'll need to take each feat on a case-by-case basis - some Wild Shape feats would work perfectly with Animal Shape while others do not.

Or, put more simply ... as long as your GM is OK with it, I'd say you're good to go! :)

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Well put!

I do have some criteria and guidelines I employ when determining things like a new class's starting wealth, but those are top secret :)

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Aberzombie wrote:

I'm not *yet* sold on the Ezra = Snoke theory, as much as I am the Ezra + Sabine = Rei's Parents fanboy wish.

I'm not sure why or when I started to think of Ezra as Snoke. It's probably not true, but you never know. Disney has already started bringing characters from their animated series into the movies.....

While it's true that they have begun occasionally adding smaller characters from a book, or Rebels or whatever, I can all be guarantee they would never do something like make Ezra and Sabine (characters from Rebels I assume) Rey's parents. There's simply too big of a downside to that and not nearly enough upside.

It's important to remember that, although there are clearly fans of the "side" (for lack of a better term) official media (books, animated stuff), those fans are only a small percentage of the much wider Star Wars fan base. Doing something like intertwining a main character from the movies with a character form a book or animated show would certainly make some people within that small sub-set of Star Wars fans happy perhaps, but it would also most certainly confuse and alienate a HUGE number of fans that only watch the movies.

More than just fans even - think about all the millions of people who aren't really even Star Wars fans but just go to the movies for fun. Important reveals and connections like that really need to come from the story the movies alone are telling.

For the record, I'm a huge Star Wars fan, but I'm not interested in (nor have seen or read) any of these books or animated shows. As a huge fan, I think I would be pretty ticked off if they did something like revealing a major plot point but it meant nothing to me because I don't read the books or watch an animated show.

Just my opinion of course!

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Cool lists!

Pretty sure my first 5 albums were all Kiss:
Alive and Alive II
Destroyer
Double Platinum
Rock and Roll Over

Kiss was also my first concert in 1979

I also recall getting Pink Floyd The Wall around that time as well

I like seeing a couple mentions of Poison - they are from my home town (well, not CC, but the other 3). Brett even went to my high school and dated my girlfriend's (at the time) older sister.

Good times ...

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Cool! Sounds like an excellent b-day present!

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Woo hoo - the Priest is mow up to #4 on DriveThru.com's Hottest Pathfinder list!

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Answered in product thread :)

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Eric Hinkle wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:

And thanks to everyone for the latest round of reviews !!!!!

I even saw today that the Priest debuted on Paizo's Top Ten Downloads list this week at #6!!
That's awesome!!
Congratulations!

Many thanks!!

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scary harpy wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Am I overlooking it, or did you leave out the Priest's starting gold?

After service concludes, the priest draws a circle on the ground and throws the tithes in the air.

The money that stays in the air belongs to the deity; the money that lands on the ground is the Priest's starting gold.

Ha! As it turns out, about 70 gp is what lands on the ground!

Starting Wealth: 2d6 × 10 gp (average 70 gp).

We'll be sure to get that added to the PDF asap :)

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Wraithguard wrote:

Heh, come to take a look at the product after the weekend and not only does it still have 5 Stars, but my review isn't even on the first page anymore.

Congratulations Marc.

Many thanks!!!

And hey - there's always room for more reviews! :)

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Yep. The great Gygax, along with most other gamers of the time, were huge fans of wargaming, and played on large sand tables. Things like troop movement and weapon spreads were measured in inches on the sand table. In fact, this is where the term "sandbox" comes from (as in, the opposite of a railroad type of campaign). D&D grew out of this and is why early editions of the game maintained measurement in inches.

If you really want to learn more about the early history of D&D and the people, games, books, and environment that created D&D, I highly recommend two books:

Playing at the World by Jon Peterson and Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer

Here is an AWESOME video shot by Jon Peterson that literally takes you to the town of Lake Geneva where Gygax lived, created the game, and where TSR was located. You get to see the location of the first GenCon and it even takes you into the Gygax home and down into Gygax's basment where they have a recreation of Gygax's sand table. Truly an amazing video!

Gaming at the Gygax House: A Visit to the Basement Where D&D Began

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Just realized I probably should have posted this here instead of in Gamer Talk :/

I've been on a kick lately of reading about the history of D&D and RPG gaming.

So far, I've read (and highly recommend):

  • Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
  • Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
  • Designers & Dragons (4 volume set) by Shannon Appelcline

I've heard (and therefore have ordered) good things about Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It by David M. Ewalt

Are there any other really good histories of D&D and RPG gaming anyone can recommend?

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James Jacobs wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:

Hey James - as Paizo's premier fan of all things bard, I wanted to ask for your take on this:

The bard's Bardic Performance ability is normally a standard action.

At 7th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a move action instead of a standard action. At 13th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a swift action.

Can the bard still use the 'lesser' action type if he want? I.e., can a 13th level bard still start a bardic performance as a standard or move action instead of as a swift, or *must* he use the swift action?

Yes. Nothing in the description of the bard class says anything about losing previous powers and options. You don't lose the ability to cast 3rd level spells just because you gain the ability to cast 4th level spells, for example.

Furthermore, it's illogical that gaining levels should reduce your options.

A 13th level bard can start a bardic performance as a standard, move, or swift action. (He can't start multiple performances in a round though.)

Thanks James!!!

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Marc Radle wrote:

It is indeed!

Tome of Beasts is the #1 Most Downloaded PDF this week right here at Paizo.com!

Tome of Beasts is also currently #5 on DriveThru's Overall Best Selling Titles list!

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Well, when you put out great products these things happen!

That's very kind of you!

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Quintain wrote:

Marc,

The reason why is for flexibility. If I have already used my swift action on a different activity, I can't use channel energy that round if I'm restricted to only a swift action. Same applies to all other action types.

There isn't a rule in Pathfinder that allows for transferring action types.

Excellent point (now that I have had more coffee :)

Like I said, my take is that the priest (or bard, in the case of Bardic Performance) can do use their class ability as a move or swift once they reach the appropriate level, but that doesn't mean they are forced to (I.e., they can still opt to do so as a standard or move if they wanted, as the case may be)

Here's what James Jacobs had to say on the question "Can a bard still use the 'lesser' action type if he wants? I.e., can a 13th level bard still start a bardic performance as a standard or move action instead of as a swift, or *must* he use the swift action?"

Yes. Nothing in the description of the bard class says anything about losing previous powers and options. You don't lose the ability to cast 3rd level spells just because you gain the ability to cast 4th level spells, for example.

Furthermore, it's illogical that gaining levels should reduce your options.

A 13th level bard can start a bardic performance as a standard, move, or swift action. (He can't start multiple performances in a round though.)

If James says it, it's good enough for me! So, much like the bard, a 14th level priest gains the ability to channel energy as a swift action, but he can still opt to do so as a move or standard instead if he wishes.

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Hey James - as Paizo's premier fan of all things bard, I wanted to ask for your take on this:

The bard's Bardic Performance ability is normally a standard action.

At 7th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a move action instead of a standard action. At 13th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a swift action.

Can the bard still use the 'lesser' action type if he want? I.e., can a 13th level bard still start a bardic performance as a standard or move action instead of as a swift, or *must* he use the swift action?

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The bard's Bardic Performance ability is normally a standard action.

At 7th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a move action instead of a standard action. At 13th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a swift action.

Is there an official rule somewhere that says if you can still use the 'lesser' action type if you want? I.e., can a 13th level bard still start a bardic performance as a standard or move action instead of as a swift, or *must* he use the swift action?

If there is no OFFICIAL rule on this, maybe we can click the FAQ link ...

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Oh man ...
Kind of sad to see those posts from KTFish7 ...

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Quintain wrote:

Question on the priests channel energy progression from standard to move to swift actions. When gaining the next level that changes the action type, does the priest retain the prior tier ability?

As in, when he changes from a standard action to a move action, can he still use a standard action to channel as before. The same applies to changing from move action to swift.

Hey there! Interesting question.

It's actually more of a general Pathfinder rule question though. The priest's channel energy ability functions (and is worded) very similarly to a bard's Bardic Performance ability as far as being able to use the ability as a move, them swift action at higher levels. So, however the rules treat Bardic Performance would apply here as well.

I probably just haven't had enough coffee yet to understand why you would want to channel as a standard action, when you can do it as a move or swift, but, since the ability says "At 7th level, a priest can channel energy as a move action instead of a standard action ..." I'd say the priest (or bard, in the case of Bardic Performance) can do it as a move or swift, but isn't forced to (I.e., they can still opt to do so as a standard if they wanted)

Does that help?

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JiCi wrote:
However, one hybrid class hasn't been done yet, but could certainly be a welcomed addition is the "theurge", which is a hybrid between cleric and wizard, or oracle and witch.

Assuming you don't have anything against 3PP classes, you might consider checking out the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press.

One of the new base classes in the NPC is pretty much exactly that - The Theurge :)

JiCi wrote:
The arcane trickster could be made into a hybrid class ... granting sneak attacks and ranged tricks as magus arcanas.

You might check out the New Paths 8: The Trickster from Kobold Press

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I've been on a kick lately of reading about the history of D&D and RPG gaming.

So far, I've read (and highly recommend):

  • Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
  • Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
  • Designers & Dragons (4 volume set) by Shannon Appelcline

I've heard (and therefore have ordered) good things about Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It by David M. Ewalt

Are there any other really good histories of D&D and RPG gaming anyone can recommend?

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Gotta agree! Ley lines and ley line magic is a very cool and interesting thing to add to your campaign world ... Midagrd, Golarion, homebrew, whatever!

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It is indeed!

Tome of Beasts is also the #1 Most Downloaded PDF this week right here at Paizo.com!

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There is an entire chapter full of feats in the New Paths Compendium from Kobold Press

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As long as your DM is ok with it, a cleric could absolutely take Powerful Channel!

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True!
It's actually moved up to the #1 Most Downloaded this week!

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And thanks to everyone for the latest round of reviews !!!!!
I even saw today that the Priest debuted on Paizo's Top Ten Downloads list this week at #6!!
That's awesome!!

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Caught what may be a typo. The feat "Extra Divine Gift's" special description calls it "Extra Divine Boon".

Great catch!

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Thank you End!!!
And thanks to everyone that suggested splitting the archetype in two - I think it was the right call!

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Before I get started on my review, I have a question about the following two paragraphs:

In addition to the normal spells a priest prepares
at each level, a good priest (or a neutral priest of a
good deity) is treated as having prepared the cure
spell of the appropriate level as a bonus spell
. A
cure spell is one with “cure” in the name.

An evil priest (or a neutral priest who worships
an evil deity) is treated as having prepared the
inflict spell of the appropriate level (an inflict spell
is one with “inflict” in its name)

Does this mean the priest gets the cure or inflict spells as EXTRA spells on top of of the others prepared or is it the same as the swapping out of a prepared for spell for a cure or inflict spell that the cleric has?

Hey there!

The Priest is considered to have prepared the appropriate cure or inflict spell in addition to the spells he prepares due to his level, very much like an Oracle (note the bold portion in the text you quoted above).

The cure or inflict spells aren't 'swapping out' like a cleric. Remember that the Priest's casting mechanic is similar to the Arcanist, although modified somewhat. The Priest prepares his spells each day, choosing from the full Cleric/Oracle spell list just like a Cleric. However, the Priest then can spontaneously cast any of those spells he has prepared, in any order and/or number of times, as long as he has spell slots available, just like an Oracle.

Allowing the Priest to have those cure or inflict spells prepared as bonus spells simply means he has them available to cast if/when needed.

So, at each spell level, a Priest prepares the number of spells as indicated on the 'Priest Spells Prepared' table. He also prepares the appropriate cure or inflict spell as an additional bonus spell, and 1 or 2 bonus domain spells. He is still limited to the number of spells he can cast each day, as shown on the 'Spells per Day' table

Does that help?

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Before I get started on my review, I have a question about the following two paragraphs:

In addition to the normal spells a priest prepares
at each level, a good priest (or a neutral priest of a
good deity) is treated as having prepared the cure
spell of the appropriate level as a bonus spell. A
cure spell is one with “cure” in the name.

An evil priest (or a neutral priest who worships
an evil deity) is treated as having prepared the
inflict spell of the appropriate level (an inflict spell
is one with “inflict” in its name).

Does this mean the priest gets the cure or inflict spells as EXTRA spells on top of of the others prepared or is it the same as the swapping out of a prepared for spell for a cure or inflict spell that the cleric has?

Hey there!

I answered this up in the main product thread :)

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scary harpy wrote:

Bought it.

Read it.

Recommend it!

Awesome!

Now, how about adding 'reviewed it' to that list? ;)

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Thanks Cole Deschain and Wraithguard for the first reviews!!!

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Scott_UAT wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:

Just released! New Paths 9: The Priest from Kobold Press!

A cleric/divine type of class with low BAB and HD, full 9th level cleric casting (using a rather unique spell casting mechanic), simple weapons, no armor, better channeling, and other interesting divine abilities.

Already got you taken care of. See the post above :-)

Thank you sir!

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Hayato Ken wrote:
World's Okayest Fighter wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
My group also has a no 3pp rule. I am not a fan for 3pp as well.
Hearing people say this always makes me think of Americans who hate immigration, not thinking that Paizo was originally a 3rd party 3.5 company (we could argue 2nd party due to dungeon/dragon, but the point stands), and now that they're the ones in power, they don't want anyone else making anything. Like seriously, you're playing in a land created by 3p, and here you are talking like 3p is a bad thing. And yet this is something you're totally okay with standing by.

This, but also that quite some designers working for Paizo right now and doing wonderful and awesome content started as 3PP authors and contributors or even owners.

Pathfinder itself is so big now, that it´s probably safe to say there´s quite some 3PP material out there which might fit individual groups more than including all things Paizo.

For that matter, many of the writers and designers from the larger 3PP companies also do work for Paizo (and Wizards of the Coast).

It's almost like saying if Jason Buhlman or James Jacobs wrote or designed something for a 3PP, suddenly it's not good enough ...

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Sean K Reynolds wrote:

Liz!

Congratulations.
Good luck.
Be creative.
Have fun.
Be happy. :)

Hey Sean!

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Wraithguard wrote:
Possible typo, check the 20th level Priest Spells Prepared table. From 19th level to 20th level we somehow lose one domain spell of 8th level spells.

No, no. You see, as a divine representative of the Gods within the mortal realm, the Priest must make certain sacrifices as he approaches the highest levels of ...

OK, yeah - that's a typo. It should absolutely be 4+2 instead of 4+1.

We'll get that fixed up post haste!

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Cole Deschain wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:
I'd like to present the just released New Paths 9: The Priest from Kobold Press!
This very much delivers on something I wasn't even sure I was after until I clapped eyes on it.

Wonderful!

Would you please consider posting a review if you are so inclined? :)

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Just released! New Paths 9: The Priest from Kobold Press!

A cleric/divine type of class with low BAB and HD, full 9th level cleric casting (using a rather unique spell casting mechanic), simple weapons, no armor, better channeling, and other interesting divine abilities.

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