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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Ooooh that would be good. The squad (and just the squad) having to retrieve the McGuffin from Santa Prisca. Fair amount of outdoor scenes leading up to the prison, where you get nice and claustrophobic.
Plus it would allow Bane to be shown in 'evil Doc Savage mode' and reverse some villain decay.
Mighty Squash wrote:
If Golarion doesn't have half-drow about the place, then why do Golarion specific splat books have a bunch of half-drow options in the first place?
Since there have been a number of boons that apply to a different PC I'd love to see a scenario with a boon like this:
"Forsaken Rescue: Due to your actions a number of half drow slaves/children/extras were freed and given shelter by the Society. You may include a copy of this chronicle with a new PC. The PC gains no boons or rewards from this sheet, but may access the half drow racial traits if the PC is a half elf."
I have to chuckle, as I am planning to use my Suli Boon on bad puns.
Ulrich Larson, Liberty's Edge Bloodrager
As he has heard of the Master of Blade, Master of Scrolls and Master of Spells...
He plans to become the first Master of Puppets.
So it's a choice. You don't have to use material from 8 different hardbacks to make a character, but if you choose to... you need to have the resources on hand. If someone builds a character that requires '240 pages of watermarked PDFs' then yes, they should be prepared to show any of the 240 pages.
We've a local player who's our 'kineticist expert' he brings all the info for his character. His fiancé has in her folder the pages for her shadow spiritualist thingy. Neither really *need* to, we know and trust them. But when the issue comes up "You do HOW much damage?" Or "It can do what?" they both have the material handy.
As to characters... I'm working on -25 for this season. Some I don't play anymore because they don't interest me. Some are so obsolete I don't bother (fighter/rogue < slayer) some I don't play because their chronicle sheets are damaged/lost/destroyed and I don't want to take the effort to rebuild them. There's a reason some of my characters say 2.0. It's because I rebuilt them from scratch rather than try to hunt down sheets.
to Kahel's point about numbers. Yeah, mine are a mess too. That's why the chronicle sheets are an official record. If I lose the sheets, yeah, my character is boned. That's my choice to run that risk. I just went through and printed out all the sheets for my GM blob vigilante. I need to track down two for my Werechihuahua. So we might all be 'sketchy' on some paperwork. And the risk of doing that? That you can't play the character at the table.
Funny, I can produce proof with all the books I have, and that's with a character who boasts a full half page of AR.
From Sunday's game.
One of the children that play lost her character, her mom as GMing.
Me: And the mother of the year award goes to...
Later the younger sister is lamenting that the older one is 'getting' to make a new character.
Me: So, tomorrow I should kill your character?
I thought it was pretty clear way back when Auora offers to make Madison Jeffries a costume and Northstar mocks her. Her reply of "And since when have you objected to well dressed men?" was pretty clear. :-)
Gods I miss that Alpha Flight. Especially Heather and Madison.
It reminds me why I liked Bryan Q. Miller's Batgirl. Stephanie was fun as batgirl not moody like the batkin. I like Nightwing for the humor and I'm a wingnut from the 90's.
Belle Sorciere wrote:
I remember Professor hulk against Cain in T-shirt and jeans. He didn't recognize Cain and tried to start by 'going easy' on him. Got his butt handed to him. I don't remember if he was ever shown in civies in his appearance in Thunderstrike. But he wore his costume specifically to avoid violence and try to just scare people. (and paid for the firetruck he destroyed too!)
Oh don't get me started about Steel.
Steel *should* be an A lister. I mean you have a guy who did the whole Tony Stark thing, Inventor, self made hero, etc, along with the best of Rhodey (physically fit, athlete, capable hand to hand combatant.) This guy should be put out front and center as a 'new hero' and he's relegated to second place. He's also a family man, community oriented etc...
but he sits in limbo.
So here's Dc's Tony Stark, and they don't use him.
Actually under Slott, Spiderman is kind of a bad example. Superior Spiderman did cause lasting changes in that Otto left Parker a PHD and a Company, he's not a photographer, or a college student anymore.
The only reset so far is the copy of Otto floating around doesn't know that Otto!prime gave up his life to save the woman he loves.
I would think there'd be a tool in place for John to do this directly rather than having to wait on Chris (i.e. the middle man) to be able to get to it.
Hear that Chris? You're a tool, man a TOOL! (kidding)
Seriously claudekennilol, I, and I'm guessing you, have no idea how the pages are updated, what programs they use, etc. I doubt John knows deeply as well. If John loaded the page and file, and made a mistake, then Chris would lose more time fixing it.
To look at it through the lens of my job. We handle intake of claims and can answer general questions. Now with my medical background, I can read the medical stuff that comes in, but I'm not trained/allowed to make that determination. why? Because I don't know all the intricacies of the systems we use. Yeah, I could get it right, but the risk is not worth it. So I'll make my intakes and let the examiners handle the claim, and John can write up the update and Chris can load it. :-)
Hmm, Capital Warships...
-The Galactica from the 2004 series Functional, logical (CIC is deep in the ship, shrugged off a nuke)
actually that's the opposite. The Nomad storyline as well as the 'Captain/John Walker' storyline both showed that Steve Rogers and the ideal he represnts, not the name, is what Captain America is.
This is more akin to finding out that Daredevil is/was/will be a serial killer, or that Superman has always been plotting to crack the world in half and kill humanity.
Kind of amusing scenario story.
Party fighting a witch. My bard uses unnatural lust on the familiar. Familiar comes over, bard grapples familiar. Fighter has knocked the witch out and we leave her alive.
Other players look at me like I'm insane. I pin and tie up the familiar and toss him to the witch in the party. "Here, you can intimidate and download the familiar."
Insert happy witch player who forgot he could do that.
Then in true Pathfinder tradition... Since we had to take the raven quickly out of town for time purposes, my bard sent a courier to the witch the next day with a cooked Cornish hen and a note "So long and thank you for the spells."
This might be out there, but what I'd like to see.
A Dou Bral redeemed.
Maybe even with Shelyn gone from the 'recognized' pantheons. With the dominion of the black out there, I'd love to see a 'good guy' win in the backstory, even if it was unclear if Shelyn redeemed him and then left with Golarion, or if died trying.
Realized something with the Jingasa of the soldier who has everything useful, so he bought this.
A crit negation consumable is worth 2000 GP per the PTD.
+1 Deflection (slotted) 2000 GP.
Jingasa = 5000
So there's 3K. For the item's second power, it's 1.5 cost per the item creation rules.
So this means that the formula is either +1 deflection (2000) + Crit negation (2000 * 1.5) or Crit negation (2000) + +1 deflection (2000 * 1.5)
I think that Barry's actions are emotional, and in line with one attribute played up by John's run on the comics...
He hopes his actions will result in the best outcome. Whether it be to surrender his speed to Zoom, hoping his friends would be able to get it back, or hoping that he can clear his dad, Barry's always run on hope, and inspires hope in others.
Does he make the best decisions? Not always. But he inspires others to be better.
This I agree with. Wholeheartedly. (Makes mental note to print out AR and CC right before Origins)
James Risner wrote:
This kind of thought leads to making an organized play system unable to function for new players. As 'best case scenarios' will kill non 'best case characters'
Your attempts to dismiss my statements as 'irrelevant' show you lack the ability to address them effectively.
Fortunately since the 'luck' bonus also has existed since 3.5, you have conceded the point that it is not the issue in question.
Therefore, I fear every argument you have made, by your own standards, is 'irrelevant'.
I don't blame malice, nor lack of reasoning for the nerfing of the Jingasa of the poor sucker who bought it.
However I do still take issue with the justification of taking the 'fortune' out of the fortunate soldier. If a luck bonus to AC is game breaking because it raises AC for the cheap. We'd better nerf the dodge feat, the dusty rose ioun stone, defender of the society etc.
And the magic item creation rules, while we're at it.
If the issue is (as many suspect) Fate's Favored, then 'fixing' the Jingasa of the useless item is akin to a trait/feat appearing in Inner Sea Races that adds one to the crit multiplier, then going back to the CRB and dropping the scythe to a X3, but leaving the picks still at X4 because the 'damage scales too fast'.
I find it interesting and potentially worth reading. That one of the characters from the first 'real' grimdark deconstruction is responsible for the grimdark DC is poetic to me. That is gives us Wally back, even if we have to deal with GunLantern and deviate from Earth 19's aqualad is a worthy trade off. That we have new Titans as a result is a bonus.
As to what Alan Moore thinks.... I rate his opinion on what to do with Watchman characters about s highly as I rate Liefield's views on Shatterstar. Less, since he doesn't have a leg to stand on *cough*LXG*cough*
Ok, with a night’s sleep, I decided to hit the errata on the books. My thoughts:
-Kikko and Four Mirror armor: I don’t think anyone begrudges the increase in price. Not much to add here, I ususally avoid medium armor.
-Scorpion Whip: About time this matched e FAQ. Now if PFS would actually use this version… Before there was no reason to ever use a whip. Poor Calistrians would look at their Egyp- er Osirion counterparts and feel, inadequate. Hardly fair to the Calistrians
-Double Katana Walking Stick: now known as the double slashing shortsword
Now for the magic:
-Brawling: Ok, so +2 to hit and damage on one weapon is 8K GP, or 16k GP for an amulet of mighty fists, this takes it from the armor costing minimum 4K+ armor to 9K+ armor. A pricey jump, but seems fair to me. Especially since it’s an untyped bonus, so it stacks.
-Spell storing: Finally fixed.
-Mistmail: I’d seen a couple of situational builds with this. Mostly cloud walking. So no more Kitty Pride phasing on air tricks. Reading it, it was underpriced compared to the standard 20% miss chance of a cloak of displacement (lesser) 3 minutes is one combat normally.
-Conductive: I can see where the RAI was for it to work once a round, the text “If the wielder has unlimited uses of a special ability, she may channel through the weapon every round,” implies this. The “only once even if you have multiple weapons” schtick seems a bit wasteful. If someone is TWF with two conductive weapons, they’ve paid for it, let them have their fun. And really, were conductive arrows that common? The ‘melee to melee, ranged to ranged’ nerf might make sense, but it begs for a conductive, greater property.
-Courageous: Given the popularity I’d seen with barbarians and this, it makes sense that it was ‘too good’. I’d rather have seen the cost upped though.
-Huntsman: simple clarification. i.e. actually errata.
-Earthenflail: Change text to read: This weapon is situationally better than a +1 brilliant adamantine heavy flail, but likely not enough that you’d never want to enchant it to more than +1 anyway.
-Ring of Continuation: We knew this was coming. Clearly an ‘oops’ on Paizo’s part.
-Ring of Ferocious Action: We changed the mechanics on this. Don’t ask us why, we’ve no idea.
-Ring of Inner Fortitude: We changed this because doing drugs is bad, ok? You classes that use performance enhancing steroids shouldn’t really benefit from magic to counter them.
-Staff of the Master: Um, yeah, this one I’ve no problem with.
-Quickrunner’s shirt: I argued four years ago this is not ‘broken’ it is undercosted. See here for an example. 6K is the right price, maybe as low as 4800
-Jaunt Boots: Hmm, as I read the original it was “Standard to activate (command word) 5’s to move 15 feet, then a move action you can’t move on.” At least this way they’ee situational AOE avoiders. Still not worth it.
-Tremor boots: useless.
-Gloves of Reconnaisance: Previously useful, now useless. Lower the range, the duration *or* add the attunement.
-Jingassa of the Soldier who is wondering why the hell he bought this item. Shall we? Luck bonus would be 2500 for a slotted item. 2000 for deflection. Is one crit negation, period worth 3k? Well let us look at the talismans.
-Bracers of Falcon’s Aim: The first version was too good, this version sucks. Is a first level personal potion worth 2k GP? At most, if you have a good UMD it saves you a move action. (move to draw wand, cast, drop, next round shoot instead of cast this round, shoot next.) Per the pricing guidelines, dropping it to 1800 GP, and getting rid of the 24 hour attunement would have brought it in line.
Well, off to work. Where I get paid for talking