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Developer. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 7,795 posts (8,574 including aliases). 19 reviews. No lists. 3 wishlists. 5 Pathfinder Society characters. 19 aliases.


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Dragon78 wrote:
I am not sure if I will get this one, we will see.

You always say that. You'll get this one. I know you will.

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Lord Fyre wrote:

I'm going to risk being pummeled.

I wish her costume had a bit more "fanservice"

No

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I had the pleasure of working closely with you for a couple seasons of PFS, Mike, and they were among the best years I had working on the campaign. You've done amazing things with it since taking over. I still remember getting word that you were coming onboard (I was at home playing Half-Life 3 when Erik called me) and it's been incredible seeing what you've done since then. Best of luck in your future endeavors! I look forward to catching up one last time while you're in your Paizo blues at Gen Con.

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Michael Dean wrote:

I had to miss last year due to a wedding, but I'm coming this year. So, if I'm hearing correctly, to even get in the booth area to look at merchandise, you have to stand in line that winds outside the exhibit room?

In '12 and '13, I remember big lines for the cash register but you could still look at stuff.

The issue we've continually run into is that once people have looked at stuff, they grab that stuff and get in the line to pay, and then that line stretches beyond the edges of the booth. By limiting the number of people in the booth at any given time, we can ensure that the line to pay never obstructs the walkway or becomes more than we can manage. So rather than waiting in line to pay with merchandise in hand, customers now spend that time in line outside the booth, allowing them to more quickly pay once they've had the time (as much as they need) to peruse the booth.

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Cthulhudrew wrote:

A little sad that the phantom of her husband isn't able to communicate with her in some way, at least to let her know that he is genuine and provide some level of comfort. :(

Great story all the same, though!

Oh, they can communicate. But his memories of life are likely very spotty, and he may not know exactly what emotion caused him to remain on the mortal coil instead of moving on. It is certainly an aspect of the character meant to be explored in the future, either in something Paizo releases or among players who are using her as a PC.

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Furthermore, knowing that we'd be doing two APs worth of content in Cheliax, we specifically chose locations on Golarion other than Cheliax for this book, since it's not the only place where devils and devil worshipers appear in the Inner Sea. That said, in all but a few cases, a GM could quickly and easily adapt the encounters within to take place anywhere, as they're designed to be self-supporting and modular.

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While not directly answered, a lot of the questions you're asking are at least addressed in the most recent Pathfinder Tales novel, Lord of Runes.

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We did a map like that waaaaay back in the 3.5 Campaign Setting hardcover, but that's now 7 years out of date. The Advenure Finder allows you to find adventures by region, so you could fairly easily make your own map using the generic Inner Sea map found in the Community Use Package and a bit of time searching the site. It shouldn't provide you too many spoilers (no more than you'd get from looking at the back cover of any of the books to see whether it was something you'd want to read/run/play. When you're done with the map, it's also something that could be shared with the community under the Community Use Policy, letting future players benefit from your efforts.

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We have not established a specific organization dedicated to protecting her like we have the Ulfen Guard in Taldor or the Gray Maidens in Korvosa. If only we were going to be focusing our attentions on Cheliax in the near future, because an AP or two there would be a great opportunity to flesh this out.

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Dragon78 wrote:
I do see the word "sub" anywhere near those domains so I am going to say they are full domains.

They are druid domains, similar to the animal and terrain domains presented in Ultimate Magic.

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She's got a nice wig, too!

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I'm really digging the show. I stayed up several hours past my bedtime last night watching "just one more episode" and imagine I'll be doing something similar tonight. I hope it gets a quick second season pick-up like Daredevil did.

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Axial wrote:
Why is there a half-ogre template if we already have ogrekin?

The ogrekin template can only be added to Medium humanoids, while the half-ogre can be applied to other giants. So the new template opens up the possibility for half-ogre, half-hill giant monstrosities.

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Possibly my favorite cover of any book I've worked on.

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Kajehase wrote:
No comic. :(

According to comiclist, the most recent expected release date for Pathfinder Origins #5 was June 17, and that was last updated on May 31. Whether it remains a 6/17 release or not is up to Dynamite, but even if it releases on time, it missed this month's shipping window by at least a week.

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Golarion exists in the same universe as Earth and you questioned if it was in the same universe as Carcosa? Silly mortals.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
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I suggest next year that everyone who didn't go to PaizoCon go.
That's 7.3 billion people! We're gonna need a bigger hotel...

First world problems.

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Auriea wrote:
Aww, I don't see the Iconic Kineticist..... And he looked so awesome!

She.

Cthulhudrew wrote:
I want a stuffed pugwampi. :'(

Every attempt to manufacture them on a large scale has resulted in factory fires, jammed equipment, and very poor safety ratings. I don't think spreading them throughout the world would be in humanity's best interest.

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Just finished this last night. Loved it. Want to see an illustration of Radovan in his final "costume."

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melferburque wrote:
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Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Someone said "crawdad." :( :( :(
I know, right!?!
I'm a seattle native and always called them crawdads. we had them in the creek behind my house when I was a kid. am I missing something?

No, you're not missing anything. The Cajuns are just being intolerant of regional dialects, which is weird when you consider Creole. In any case, I was the "offending party" and I'm not sorry. Crawdads forever!

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Not really, no. Maybe a few little bits in passing, but it was never the topic of discussion, at least in panels I was on.

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xebeche wrote:
Mark Moreland stole my pen while playing Legendary. Who can I talk to about this? :P

I didn't steal it, you walked away before I could give it back. If you would like, I can have it placed in your sidecart and it will be returned along with your next subscription shipment (that's totally not a hassle, right Customer Service team?). In any case, the pen served me well for the rest of the con, and for that you should feel nothing but pride.

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We confirmed at PaizoCon that the six cities are located in (and written by): Arcadia (Adam Daigle); central Casmaron (James L. Sutter); Iblydos (John Compton); Kaoling (Rob McCreary); southern Garund (Crystal Frasier); Vudra (me!)

We'll have more information as the book gets closer to release.

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I liked that I got to see so many fans, volunteers, players, families, and business partners all concentrated in one hotel! So much Pathfinder-related fun!

The snooze button on my alarm clock could have worked better by allowing me to sleep in just a few more minutes each time I pressed it.

I suggest next year that everyone who didn't go to PaizoCon go.

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I know that they can be relatively easily modified, but the collector in me won't allow me to do so. Any I have a lot of duplicates of I might try, but none of the rares.

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Kemiroch wrote:

Just like Marvel/Disney marketing, Black Widow is omitted :(

What is that scenery?

To be honest, I really looked for her. Among the thousands of Clix I have, it can be really hard to find any single figure, especially when said figure is relatively small and mostly black. I did find Gamora, but the GotG weren't as good a fit for this fight as the Avengers. Maybe next time I run it?

As for the terrain, those are something Lisa bought for the office from a Kickstarter, but what company produces them or if they're still available, I don't know.

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This thread is so much fun to read. I don't get to participate in this sort of wild speculation anymore, so thanks for letting me live vicariously through all of you. You still have 2 days to keep at it until we announce the next AP at the banquet, so keep it up!

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jemstone wrote:
Arnwyn wrote:


Loads of reruns combined with a couple of shows you can't get anywhere else, so you're still stuck with buying the channel if you want to see any of them (before they're out on DVD).
I don't see an issue with this.

Yeah, this isn't so different from Netflix. You pay for a bunch of stuff you don't watch to get to see the stuff you do. And if you decide you do want to watch the stuff you don't watch, you already have it at your fingertips.

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Sharoth wrote:

Alton Brown just called. He is haveing a Star Wars cooking show.

First, add blue food coloring to the milk.

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Star Wars Christmas special on repeat, 24/7? I'm down.

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It's also worth noting that the creative content of the novels is still being handled by Paizo. So if you've liked the level of diversity and representation of women and queer characters in past Pathfinder Tales novels, expect that to remain. While Tor is publishing the books and handling their distribution, Paizo is still developing the content within them.

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With 5 of 6 players chiming in, it looks like Eye of the Crocodile King is the winner. Please bring a character between levels 1 and 5. See you then!

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xavier c wrote:
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xavier c wrote:

1)what is the Cervapral like?

2)what is Talmandor like?

They're both just celestial furries, really. Agathions. Geez.
Do you have a problem with furries?

No, just being sarcastically reductive of an entire subtype of outsider. They're anthropomorphic animals from the upper planes. Lulz.

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xavier c wrote:

1)what is the Cervapral like?

2)what is Talmandor like?

They're both just celestial furries, really. Agathions. Geez.

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Dragon78 wrote:
So will this one say what part of Golarion each monster is found like the Inner Sea Bestiary did?

If there's room for such information, yes. But some of these monsters aren't specific to a region. Rather, they can exist anywhere, but their existence is generally occluded from public knowledge, hence their inclusion in the "occult" bestiary. Some are definitely from one place in particular, but most can fit in occult campaigns set in a variety of places.

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Valantrix1 wrote:
*Sigh* No PDF format anymore... I guess I'm out. Being blind is a real drag sometimes. Hopefully it will come out in audio, although I'm certainly not counting on it.

Hey Valantrix! Sutter is out today, but I'll point him at this thread when he's back in the office and maybe he can shed more light on the topic. In the meantime, I did a web search to see if Tor had any plans for an audio recording of this book, and they did solicit an audiobook version of it along with the print and digital formats, so it looks like there will be one. Their site doesn't mention a time frame for release, nor if other titles will have similar treatment, but it does look like this book, at least, will be released as an audiobook. Again, Sutter can likely provide more information when he gets back in the office.

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Yes. Way too early. We haven't even ordered the art yet.

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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Oooo, Southern Garund... can Crystal please write this section?

Funny you should request that...

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MMCJawa wrote:
Yay on getting more info, but Nay that we are cramming all of Golarion in one book...

We're keeping the details on each region limited to a gazetteer of a single city for each, so this book doesn't preclude further expansion of any of the areas in question. We didn't need to cram the entire Inner Sea region into Cities of Golarion or Towns of the Inner Sea, and this book will take largely the same format.

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Yes, the trade prince is married to another man, and they have three daughters.

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The Redemption Engine features the city of Kaer Maga, written by the location's creator and Paizo's fiction editor, James L. Sutter. The first third of the Pathfinder's Journal novella, The Compass Stone (edited and largely written by Sutter), takes place in Varisia, with sections in such locations as Magnimar, Korvosa, Kaer Maga, and the Cinderlands. The novella, Light of a Distant Star, by Bill Ward, takes place in
Riddleport.

A number of web fiction short stories are also set in Varisia, including:


Looks like you've got quite the reading list

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Tharizdhun wrote:

Mark,

do we have to drop the ones we played?
Jim

Yes, if you know you won't be able to legally gain credit for something you've already played, please vote for other scenarios. If we end up with a player being unable to play the scenario we finally land on, I'll deal with that at the time, but I'm pretty sure we won't run into it.

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John Compton wrote:
Majuba wrote:

In Service to Lore ... isn't retired... is it?

Congrats to everyone who got this event!

This is clearly what I get for copy/pasting Mark Moreland's list. *Shakes fist at Mark*

No, In Service to Lore is not retired.

Ha! Fooled you!

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Once event trading ends (or before if you aren't trying to trade this event away because why would you do that), please list your three top preferences from the following list. I want to determine what scenario we'll be playing as soon as possible to ensure I have the necessary time to update it.

The Asmodeus Mirage
Blood at Dralkard Manor
The Eternal Obelisk
Eye of the Crocodile King
Hands of the Muted God
In Service to Lore
Skeleton Moon
Stay of Execution
The Third Riddle
To Delve the Dungeon Deep
The Trouble with Secrets
A Vision of Betrayal

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I'm really excited for this event's sophomore offering, and look forward to discussing the wiki in depth with everyone who attends. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have, suggest topics for discussion, or declare your anticipation here!

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Why isn't my employee discount working, dammit!?

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Turin the Mad wrote:

Arcadia needs a clean break from "humans, humans, everywhere". Why not a lizardfolk Empire, a theocracy of sentient tyrannosaurs or any number of other possibilities instead of " oh, look, more humans / [insert PC race here] ".

If there's a time to take a step into an alien culture that isn't dead set on turning everyone into slime-covered meat snacks (aboleths) or slave labor meat snacks (serpentfolk) but has their own distinct culture, Arcadia is the place.

Considering there's the lizardfolk nation of Droon in southern Garund, we are unlikely to also place one in Arcadia. That said, there are a ton of races that don't yet have a corner of the map to call their own, so it's entirely possible another "monstrous" race will get their own civilization in Arcadia as well as other places on the map.

As to whether Arcadia is the best fit for where alien, monster people live, that's a tricky question. One of the goals of the Pathfinder campaign setting is that there be representation for players of all sorts, and that includes many players who identify as native american (of any number of specific heritages). To insinuate, even unintentionally, that people from Arcadia (read "America") are monster people that you won't be able to easily identify with is less than ideal.

So expect something akin to Tian Xia with Arcadia and our other unexplored continents—many humans of varying ethnicities, as well as a smattering of other races, from elves and dwarves and gnomes to new ones, such as nagaji, wayangs, and samsarans were for the Dragon Kingdoms.

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Congrats, Dominick! Thanks for everything you've done for Pathfinder Society Organized Play over the years. Keep up the great work!

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Qstor wrote:
Flynn Greywalker wrote:
I believe an Inca/Maya people will be part of Arcadia, once they do campaign books on this continent. I also believe the Native American like cultures will pop up.

I don't think there's any plans for a sourcebook on Arcadia.

Mike

Have we ever indicated anywhere that there wouldn't be a book on Arcadia?

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Cosmo wrote:
For any non-PNW people...

That's not Broadway. There are no new-construction condos.

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