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Alchemaic wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Alchemaic wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Alchemaic wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Fourshadow wrote:

Yippee for Drake Companions! Dragonheir Scion (might be my first actual fighter character!)!

So much Draconic goodness!

Still have not seen details on the Chymist archetype...

They're based out of Kaer Maga, their Mutagen is STR focused and gives natural attacks, they must apply the explosive breath discovery to all their bombs, and gain Draconic resistances and immunities.
That's... not too great actually, is it? Do they get anything you can't already grab through discoveries?
I'unno, can Alchemists normally become immune to sleep and paralysis by tenth level?
Actually yes. Mummification discovery grants immunity to Sleep, Paralysis, Cold damage, and nonlethal damage. You can take it at 10th level.

It also turns you into a not quite completely dead mummy.

No thanks.

Speak for yourself, those mummy dragon guys in Archdragon Peak looked cool.

Still though, not really sold on that archetype. It sounds like it trades out projectile bombs for... nothing really.

Alchemists who focus on melee attacks rather than bombs are actually quite powerful. As long as they get their buffs running before the battle starts, lol.


Verzen wrote:

Matrix, for flavor wise, I'd highly suggest playing as is with what the rules state. The corruptions are ALL SORTS OF flavorful.

One of them is that if you have the ghoul corruption, you must eat sentient human flesh (at least a small creature) every week. If you don't, you start hungering and hungering and hungering, eventually losing control of your character and your character starts hunting some creature to eat. That's your first corruption. Then you eventually gain a second corruption level if you continue, then a 3rd and the 3rd, you lose control of your character for good.

BUT you can halt this progression by just feasting on sentient creatures. Every time you refuse to eat sentient creatures, though or can't feast on them, the DC increases by 2 the next time you make a will save to resist the corruption.

Hmmm. Yea, these are flavorful, but not really something that I can see most parties wanting to deal with on a regular basis, lol. I'll have to see if I can find some sort of balance between the two extremes.

I *could* just let my players use their hero points to suppress the downsides of their corruptions, lol.


Oh thank you for a dragon druid who can actually turn into a dragon. The dragon shaman druid was always kind of ridiculous for not actually having any dragon related abilities.


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Rysky wrote:
Fourshadow wrote:

Yippee for Drake Companions! Dragonheir Scion (might be my first actual fighter character!)!

So much Draconic goodness!

Still have not seen details on the Chymist archetype...

They're based out of Kaer Maga, their Mutagen is STR focused and gives natural attacks, they must apply the explosive breath discovery to all their bombs, and gain Draconic resistances and immunities.

I think I know what my next alchemist character is going to be like...


Mark Seifter wrote:
To be fair to Matrix Dragon, I read it that he's planning on replacing item upgrades as a way to balance "beneficial" corruptions where the corrupted PC skips the stains and possibly the catalyst progression, but without having every character be corrupted as the beneficial corruptions variant suggests.

:)

Yea, I'm a big supporter of character customization, so my goal is probably going to be to find a way to let players gain some of the bonuses from corruptions in a manner that isn't crippling and is balanced with 'normal' party members. With my houserules, simply making the corruptions cost magical item bonuses is the simplest method to maintain party balance.

I might simply remove the downsides of the corruptions (via the Beneficial version that you mentioned) because some of the downsides sound harsh enough that it would cause trouble for the entire party and I'm not sure that I want to encourage players to pick up that kind of stuff.

Like I said though, I'll have to read up on the corruptions to see how viable this is. Balance between players and inter-party harmony are just as important as customization options. Plus, in some cases the corruption downsides are important flavor.


I'm going to have to read the pdf when I get it, but my current plan to balance the corruptions in a party is to make a player have to pay for them with picks from my magic item replacement system. Basically, for every few levels of corruption the character gains, he would effectively be losing a magical item upgrade.

In theory, this would make corrupted characters balanced with standard characters. I'll have to read the system for myself first though.


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Rysky wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:

Rysky,

So what no other spells listed?

There's a few more, and Apsu themed one, a Dahak themed one, one that gives you a tail, and one that makes touch attacks resolves against your normal AC.

That Touch Attacks vs normal AC spell is single handedly going to save dragons from firearm related extinction. All of my dragons are going to mysteriously have that on their spell list now, lol.


Rysky wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:
Xethik wrote:
FedoraFerret wrote:
Yo, can I get some specific information on the vampire corruption?
You can be afflicted by being drained six times by a vampire in one month. Each week, you need to drink blood to hold off the corruption from taking over. You increase in stage when you feed on innocent sentient creatures....

So, the corruptions seem to happen under unusual circumstances rather than being a variant on the standard way of becoming a vampire or werewolf. Like, the vampire corruption happens if a character somehow manages to be drained by a vampire six times without simply dying, lol.

I guess the lycanthrope corruption is similar. Maybe the lycanthrope corruption can happen if you are bitten ten times by werewolves even if you make all the saving throws? Just guessing here.

Well if you get drained to death by a vampire, you get back up as one, no corruption needed...

Yep, that's what I'm saying. I was actually really curious about how things like the vampire corruption could exist because by the existing rules you simply died and came back as a full fledged vampire later. I like the way they have worked around this issue, and in a way it makes things like vampires scarier. You can become one even if they don't kill you.


Xethik wrote:
FedoraFerret wrote:
Yo, can I get some specific information on the vampire corruption?
You can be afflicted by being drained six times by a vampire in one month. Each week, you need to drink blood to hold off the corruption from taking over. You increase in stage when you feed on innocent sentient creatures....

So, the corruptions seem to happen under unusual circumstances rather than being a variant on the standard way of becoming a vampire or werewolf. Like, the vampire corruption happens if a character somehow manages to be drained by a vampire six times without simply dying, lol.

I guess the lycanthrope corruption is similar. Maybe the lycanthrope corruption can happen if you are bitten ten times by werewolves even if you make all the saving throws? Just guessing here.


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I have confirmed the location of a dratini spawn area within walking distance of my house. I am very pleased :)


Jiggy wrote:
So, nobody's going to actually share the reference materials? Not so much as a "Google [searchterm]", let alone a link?

I just did a search for 'pokemon go power levels'. There's stuff about actual power leveling, but one of the links shows a power chart.


Wait, Eevee is a 10k egg pokemon? I am *flooded* with eevee around my house. I have 8 of them evolved, so I was assuming they were a low tier pokemon that was oddly powerful, lol.


Kolokotroni wrote:
He is referring to the 'tier' list of which pokemon get the most cp per power up. But its already abundantly clear that cp alone doenst determine power. But snorlax, lapras, gyrarados and edeggutor sitting at the not of the power chart makes a lot of sense in the context of the original 150. That and charizard, blastoise, and venosaur are very nearly top tier in cp with way better attacks. So it actually does fit the source material of red and blue. The starters while powerful when fully evolved were not the end all be all.

I have no problem with most of the pokemon on the top of the tier list. Arcanine and Vaporeon are the only ones that seem weird to me, lol.


I'm hoping that they are planning to rebalance some of the pokemon's power levels into something that more closely resembles the original games. I've been reading the charts, and having random things like Executor, Vaporeon, and Arcanine being higher tier than the starter pokemon seems odd. Well, Vaporeon was always good, but it is a little too easy to get in this game.


Yay! I caught a cp 1800 snorlax last night! I saw it on the list while I was in my townhouse, and went out hunting for it even though the finder wasn't working. I think I managed to find it *just* before it disappeared. Just a minute after I caught it two cars came by searching for the same thing, but they weren't able to find it.

Now, if only I could find more snorelax candy. I think that thing is probably going to be stuck at 1800 forever, but at least that is a nice high number.


Jiggy wrote:
Think there's enough stardust in the "micro-economy" to allow a single favorite to "keep up"? Or maybe two? That'd at least be something.

I find that I have enough stardust to keep about two of my favorite pokemon at the max CP as I level up.

I will say though that when you reach level 20 the game slows down a lot. You won't be cycling through pokemon nearly as quickly. I need 100,000 exp to get from level 22 to 23.


My body has finally started rebelling against the sudden onset of this stuff called exercise, lol. I'm pretty sure I have gotten more exercise during the last week than during my last four years combined.


Apparently Pokemon Go is now suffering from a DDoS attack. I figured it wouldn't take very long before that happened.


I actually saw a charmander on the nearby list (distance 3) as I was leaving for work yesterday. It broke my heart to not even *try* to hunt for it, but I was already late for work.

I think that was just a random spawn, because I have never seen one of those around my house before.


Rysky wrote:

Got home again today.

More Evees.

More Clefairys.

I love my house.

CATCH ALL THE FLUFFYNESS!

My house is constantly surrounded by Eevee, Clefairy, Oddish, Nidoran, and Bulbasaur. I think I won the spawn location lottery.

Now if only I could find some charmander....


Well, at least if everyone is being affected by this bug that means the company is probably scrambling to fix it, lol.


Kolokotroni wrote:
I saw a 2500cp dragonite defending a gym on my way into work, don't know the players level (dragonite I believe has the highest cp cap of all pokemon)

... I'm going to have to farm up a dragonite. I've heard rumors of dratini being a bit north of my house.


Has anyone else been having trouble with their pokemon finder today? I seem to be suffering from a bug that prevents it from properly showing how far away pokemon are from me. Everything shows as three footprints, even when I am right on top of them.


I've been throwing away a lot of revives because I wasn't using them, but I ended up regretting that when I tried to take down a very very well defended gym by myself. Taking out a level 8 gym with multiple CP 1000+s and two CP 1500 Executors isn't a joke, but at least I knocked it down to level 6.


Wow, when you hit level 20 you get a lot of really nice items. I was expecting the ultra balls, but all the lucky eggs, incense, and incubators are nice too.

I'm guessing Master Balls come up at level 30?


+1 for more Dragon Empires.

A book about the gods of the dragon empires would be super userful as well, because I want to know what is up with Daikitsu. She is like, the metaphorical (or maybe real) mother of the kitsune but follows none of their themes and acts nothing like them.


Isn't there a Protection from Balance spell now?


Krell44 wrote:
Question: I use an Android device, and my GPS locator always seems to be off by a block or so. Is there a way to correct this?

I find that an android gps can often be fixed by turning it off in the system pulldown menu, letting the game complain that there is no gps, and then turning it back on. This forces the game to update your position.


With luck, and lack of server issues, I should be able to reach level 20 by the end of today. Muahahaha.

I'd like to think that the all three teams near my house had an uneasy truce going until I toppled a rather well defended blue gym last night.


Katina Davis wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:
So, I wonder what team the people at Paizo have chosen? ;)
We are not all on the same team. I'm pretty sure some friendships are already falling apart because of this.

Nuuuu!

Luckily I was able to get everyone at my job and almost all of my friends to join red team, lol.


Charles Scholz wrote:

Didn't know until today that it was available, so I only just now downloaded the app. Any pointers from more experienced (by 4 days) players ?

Let's see....

1. When you throw a pokeball, try to wait until the circle around the pokemon is small.

2. Collect a lot of pokemon of a single type to get candies and evolve one of them.

3. The display that shows what pokemon are available show the distance by the number of footprints are next to the pokemon. The fewer footprints, the closer the pokemon.

4. If you take over a gym, you can get rewards on the store page.

5. Don't 'Power Up' pokemon until you find one that is fully evolved and has a high power potential. The half circle above the pokemon shows how close to its current max it is. You will run out of dust quickly.


Krell44 wrote:

Wait....there are better Pokeballs?

I have only seen the normal ones so far. Maybe they appear at a higher level? (Currently 7)

I think every ten levels you unlock better pokeballs. The levels are standard, great, and ultra I think. I've heard of Master, but I don't know what they do or if they are real.

I'm at level 16 and currently have great balls. I wish they came out of the stops more often though!


So, I wonder what team the people at Paizo have chosen? ;)


Jiggy wrote:

So... I get that supposedly you can find pokemon near their typical habitat, with the go-to example being to hunt lakes and rivers for water-types. But what about, say, fire-types? My wife is hoping to find a Vulpix and/or a Ponyta, but we have no clue where to go for our best odds.

Also, is there a way my wife and I can trade with each other? Or battle each other?

I have seen a vulpex near my house and caught one at a restaurant. Found a growthie near that restaurant. So far they seem to be random and rare.


Team Valor: We will take what is ours with fire and blood! ;)


Kolokotroni wrote:
Slothsy wrote:
Is anyone else a bit shocked by how popular this turned out to be? I assumed it was gonna be, like, a nerd thing. Even my friends that don't play pokemon are playing this game.

Video games aren't a 'nerd thing' anymore. Mobile games even less so. Almost everyone plays some kind of mobile game if they have a smart phone. This one is fun, social, and sort of addictive. I think it will appeal to a wide range of people. They might not all strap on a backpack and a red cap before playing, but I think tons of people who aren't explicate pokemon fans will find it fun.

This afternoon during my lunch hour I went for a walk along the water and literally saw hundreds of my collegues playing the game walking along as series of pokestops. This has definitely crossed boundaries.

Yea, I think half of my co-workers all have this app installed now, lol.


Kolokotroni wrote:
I haven't had any problems along those lines, though I always throw curve balls as it improves the chances of catching the pokemon.

Yea, I think I am going to have to do that just to work around the bug. It is super annoying to use a raz berry and then pull out a great ball for a rare pokemon, only for the ball to magically veer away from the target, lol.


Caineach wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:
One thing that has been driving me crazy is that half the time when I try to use one of the better pokeballs on a pokemon, the ball curves *away* from my target as if I was doing a curve throw. Even though I never do curve throws and it never happens when I use a normal pokeball. I have wasted so many throws because of this bug.
My guess is that when you actively switch to a better ball you are thinking about it more, and then doing it differently. I noticed something similar, then I ran out of regular balls and was throwing great balls as regular ones and they all thew the same way I was used to.

I thought of that, but I haven't been able to find any problem with the way I am throwing them. I think this is a bug that can happen when you open the item menu.


One thing that has been driving me crazy is that half the time when I try to use one of the better pokeballs on a pokemon, the ball curves *away* from my target as if I was doing a curve throw. Even though I never do curve throws and it never happens when I use a normal pokeball. I have wasted so many throws because of this bug.


Caineach wrote:
So anyone else collecting a ton of some uncommon type of pokemon? I have so many eevees I don't know what to do with them. I thought they were as common as rattata until people started telling me how jealous they were. I talked with someone else for whom dodo were like that, and I haven't seen one of those.

There seems to be some areas that certain pokemon are more common. There are a lot of eevee and nidoran near my house (and a few bulbasaur), but I don't see either of those anywhere else.


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I have been playing this game way too much, but at least I have gotten a lot of exercise. I'm at around 30k walked and level 15. I live in a suburb, but luckily there are a few stops near me and a bunch around where I work.

I have been managing to get a lot of my friends to join Red Team. Soon we should be able to get together and take over gyms.


I played this game way too much yesterday. My job is surrounded by pokestops so I was able to stock up on essentially an unlimited number of items during the day. Then during the evening/night, when the servers were working better, I walked for *3 miles* and collected everything I could. I went out for another walk at 1:30am because there were pokemon nearby.... the addiction is real, lol.

Amusing facts so far: the CVS near my job is invested with Ratatta and Ghastly. I don't know what that says about that place. There are Pidgey everywere, and my job is infested with Ratatta.

I HATE zubats.

Right now I am at about 100 pokemon and level 9. As soon as the gyms start working properly I'm going to go around with my CP 470 Pidgeotto and destroy!

Go red team! ;)


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Gah! I don't want to have to wait another month for this book. Oh well.


Alexander Augunas wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:

Now that I've typed up that overly detailed description of my character, I have this urge to see if I can actually create an updated miniature that fits him. I could probably get the basic design from Hero Forge, and try and craft on seven tails or so using green stuff. Hmmmmm....

That would be cool!

Making *actual* nine tailed kitsune isn't TOO hard. Its making them nine-tailed *and* good-looking that's tricky.

I think the trick is that I have to sculpt the tails separately from the body and then attach them afterwards. In my previous attempts (which came out alright at least) I ran out of space to work with real fast with just six tails and the body getting in the way.

I suppose I shouldn't JUST talk about the kitsune since they are only 1/4th of the book. I really do need to play a Nagaji or Samsaran at some point. Maybe a Nagaji Draconic Bloodrager when the new player's companion comes out.

Edit: I guess part of the issue I have with those races is that there is barely any information about them, so I don't find them interesting. Luckily this kickstarter should change that ;)


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I am imagining a villain now who has this ability and simply waltzes through towns and cities while invisible or disguised while laughing at the chaos that follows in his wake.


Alexander Augunas wrote:
Matrix Dragon wrote:

Yay! Success! We even got the 4th stretch goal in the end. Too bad we didn't get the Bonus Articles (Kybui!) or Tengu, but overall things went pretty well I think.

Now I just need to hope that all the other character art people don't *also* ask for kitsune. I seriously don't have any characters for the other races yet since Tengu didn't get added, lol.

Don't count the bonus articles out just yet. They could still happen. I'd very much like to see them in the book too, and with some sacrifice and clever budgeting it *could* happen.

It might also be impossible. We'll just have to wait and see!

Glad to hear that there is still a chance that we could see those articles :)

Now that I've typed up that overly detailed description of my character, I have this urge to see if I can actually create an updated miniature that fits him. I could probably get the basic design from Hero Forge, and try and craft on seven tails or so using green stuff. Hmmmmm....


danielc wrote:
kodiakbear wrote:
The Behemoth looks to be the big brother or daddy of Khanjira in the prototype pics I just saw.
I agree, Khanjira is a 4x4 sized mini. This new Behemoth is an 8x8. But there is no reason someone couldn't own both. :-)

I have to point out that Khanjira is actually 6x6 sized (exactly the right size for the tarrasque). Specifically, I had to fit him on a 6x6 square because his base is too large for a 6 inch circle.


Yay! Success! We even got the 4th stretch goal in the end. Too bad we didn't get the Bonus Articles (Kybui!) or Tengu, but overall things went pretty well I think.

Now I just need to hope that all the other character art people don't *also* ask for kitsune. I seriously don't have any characters for the other races yet since Tengu didn't get added, lol.


There are many more people joining in now that there is only one day remaining. Seems like it might reach the 3rd stretch goal :)


In retrospect, it is bad that a slot in that tier opened up because it doesn't look like the last guy increased his pledge. Come on, we need to get more stretch goals! ;)

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