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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 14,239 posts (14,316 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 21 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Remember Pathfinders. Using a little bit of blood to learn spells is evil.

But consuming souls or using the heads of your foes as weapons is fine!

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Wayne Reynolds wrote:
Awesome Cosplay

Very nice. Amusingly, I recognized Damiel first, despite not really playing alchemists.

And thank you for sharing your insights on the artistic process.

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Since we had to deal with yet another scimitar wielding archetype in the ACG companion, would a Rolondo (you know the falcate and buckler) style archetype for the swashbuckler. OR better still, an expanded Rolondo style available to everyone. (There needs to be a Rolondo Magus archetype too)

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*laugh* at least it is a pg rated part ;-)

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FLite wrote:
Matthew, a full caster gets 3rd lvl spells at level 5, a summoner gets them at level 7. So they are pushed back for everything but their summoning.

*nods* They're 'pushed back' to the same levels other 6 level casters get. Contrawise they get some summoning spells earlier than 6 level casters get. So why not?

I can see Tels argument that the protection from X spells are thematically fitting. But endure elements? blurred movement? Heck, snapdragon fireworks a spell that was fluffed as 'entertainment' is pushed back to second level for bards.

I'm getting off topic I guess, but It is related to all the complaints about the list being 'nerfed'. I think 'kind of fixed' is better.

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I myself am amused at the complaining about the summoner's corrected spell list. Oh no! Teleport is a 5th level spell! I have to wait until 7th to get haste!

As a fan of Bards/Inquisitors/Magi who have always had those "restrictions" I fail to muster empathy to your plight.

Edit: I am much sadder that VMC was disallowed. A lore warden/VMC bard would be more skill focused, and a Unchained rogue/VMC fighter would be a fun combatant, to name two options.

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
I portray him in much the same way as Mitch, and like many was rather nonplussed at the retirement of the Shadow Lodge. So many of us were looking for the 'high-fives all around, when is the lodge party?' resolution, and all we got was the 'why aren't you stopping him?' resolution.

Agreed, between signs of progress in Nightmarch, and the positive resolution of Way of the Kirin, Rivalry's End left a bad taste in my mouth.

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While it would annoy Jay Garrick fans almost as much as making Barry *the* Flash annoyed us Wally fans in the comics... it would be funny if the TV 'Leauge' called themselves a 'Society' instead.

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Amusing timey-wimey moment today.

The Exchange:
Tried to recruit Grandmaster Torch in the Many Fortunes of Grandmaster Torch, missed by 1

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Ascalaphus wrote:


My proposal: allow 2PP on MotFF and put a small but cute boon on the sheet if it's your PC's first Chronicle. Something about a PFS field commission mayhap.

I always thought there should be a 4th sheet 'boon' for playing MotFF, First Steps I and the Confirmation in that order.

MotFF - hey, you rescued a Pathfinder, he sponsored you!

First Steps- You're not full Pathfinders yet, here are some errands!

Confirmation - Here's your shot to be a Pathfinder, don't screw it up.

I do like the 2pp/1xp and a boon.

"Field Commission: Balenar Forsend sponsored your commission to the society. you get a +1 on diplomacy checks against fellow Pathfinders. You may cross off this boon to treat any one diplomacy attempt as if you rolled a natural 20."

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Michael Brock wrote:
Nohwear wrote:
So, is the additional resource page going to be updated soon the reflect the unchained stuff? And hopefully include Heroes of the Wild.
Should be Wednesday.

Well here's to hoping the things I want in Heroes of the Wild make the cut. :-)

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Oh I know the mechanics, it just always amuses me that a ball of fire hot enough to melt copper in an instant can't hurt the golem, but I can burn it to death one point at a time with a torch. :-)

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oh I know why we don't have it. But I still want it ;-)

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ElterAgo wrote:

I like it. As soon as they were portrayed walking and talking, I knew she was leading to an ambush/trap to finish off the golem.

TriOmegaZero wrote:
Yeah, flesh golems are slowed by fire damage. She's not getting out of that.
But in the earlier versions, wasn't it just slowed but no actual damage? I can't really remember.

Magical fire. It's one of those weird physics of D&D that a meteor Swarm will do nothing, but enough alchemists fire will toast it.

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Ok, was just prepping this for a core game and noticed something:

treasure:

The cataclysm amulet only functions when worn by Dalirio, as it is
a minor artifact bestowed on him by Groetus himself.

So this works for the Darchive faction card, right?

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Playing a PFS scenario where we encounter followers of Zoh Kuthon. GM asks what we say.

Me: "Hi we're with the Safe Sane and Consensual Society of Absalom. We're here to monitor safe word usage."

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So the inner sadist in me wants to mention what came in the mail today...

Reading the AP in the shipment now.

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A bit late to this party I know, but I'm going to dissent and say I'd like Zarina to stay dead.

In reading the end of the book I was caught up in the imagry, while at the same time reading 'game mechanics' into it. Zarina's fight was awesome, as was her sacrifice.

It's hard to describe, but somehow her survival would seem to... lessen it for me.

Now I'd love to see her in prequels, but I'm in the 'she's dead, Jim.' camp.

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Not sure how I feel about machine gun turrets on the Batmobile. Sure the Tumbler had weapons, but... it just rubs me wrong.

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Eagerly awaits the update to additional resources. Heroes off the wild gave me some excellent ideas.

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From my experience with my winter witch, Venture Captain Ksenia, I'll warn you you'll face two big weaknesses at low levels.

Constructs and undead (and swarms, but they're a pain to everyone)

your only real area effect spells are flurry of snowballs (level 2) and mind affecting things like euphoric cloud. In addition most of your damaging spells are cold based, and a lot of your effects, including a good chunk of hexes, are mind affecting. You lose burning hands, for example. If you have the strength/gold, tote around alchemist's fire. First spell I took at 5th level was lightning bolt and it was blessed. UMD can be good, I recommend Darchive for faction just for that. ;-)

13th level was awesome for Ksenia though. Witch 5/Winter Witch 8 meant that cold was getting through anything and with the numbing chill hex, dex damage was good.

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Two from my personal history.

Dancing lights, followed by a good bluff roll. Created a glowing ball over each of the thug's heads, "Drop your weapons, or I let the flames explode and consume you all."

Message on a certain famous skull carrying goblin, to play the ghost of her brother. "Ekkie... Ekkie.... trust the longshanks... help them..."
If she'd put the thing down for a moment, I'd have cast prestidigitation on it to levitate it and make the eyes glow.

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Aberzombie wrote:

I enjoyed last night's episode...

** spoiler omitted **

That would make <redacted> like Gear from Static Shock, and the memories kind of mesh with his nu52 power and being put on the JLA to counter Barry.

Aside, I wonder if tech has advanced to allow a live action Static Shock to be viable. (Loved that cartoon)

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I'd gladly play or allow a battle sorcerer.

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Haladir wrote:
48. Open the Bestiary to the doppelganger page, and set it where the players can see it. Send one player an otherwise innocuous note.

48a. Have the note read. You are not a doppelganger.

48b give everyone a note saying that.

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Ascalaphus wrote:
The thing I like about the haramaki is that it can be enchanted...
I have seen someone with a Haramaki +1, Light Fortification

My Witch wears a set of +1 Spell Storing Silken Ceremonial Robes, which pairs great with all the nasty debuffs that Witches have.

"Oh, you want to attack ME? Here. Have a curse!"

My favorite trick with spell storing haramaki/silken ceremonial armor is to throw a vampiric touch in. Damage for hitting you and you gain temps for the damage to be taken from.

Like I said upthread, bestow curse is my go to for choice. sure vampiric touch will hurt, and bestow curse is an all or nothing, but 50% chance to take no action in a turn is a godsend for being grappled. Every round you've a flat 50% chance to get out of the grapple for free, since it's a standard to maintain a grapple. :-)

Between that and being able to hex while grappled...

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Plus... Not everyone who has something to hide is a spy.

Think about the following scenarios:

Guy getting past guard
Busy social event
Interrogation

All three could trigger hunches without being a spy
Man is trying to get past the guard for a romantic tryst.
Woman at the social event unexpectedly sees a rival, or an ex.
Man bein interrogated doesn't have anything to do with the crime, but does have something non related to hide.

It is an assist, not spy-be-gone.

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I always assumed that about the silken ceremonial armor, just wasn't sure since it's described as consisting "of several layers of cloth and an outer layer of silk intricately woven with gold brocade designs and covered with metal studs."

Basically it costs 10 times as much to not look like a WWE wrestler. ;-)

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KingmanHighborn wrote:
Perfectly legal, though Silken Ceremonial Armor LOOKS more arcane casty armor.

I always picture the haramaki as looking like a WWE title belt. My witch has silken ceremonial storing armor with bestow curse in it. Nothing ruins a 'grapple the caster moment' than a 50% chance to take no action.

Aside I know the haramaki can be made of adamantine, can the silken armor?

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A lot of Lissala reminds me of Wee Jas, who was my favourite Greyhawk deity.

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I'm waiting for someone to list the differences between the Indiana RFRA and the Federal versions or the 19 other state laws that have people's knickers twisted.

Since the end of the world didn't happen 20 years ago, when those evil homophobic Democrats passed and signed it, I doubt it will happen in Indiana now.

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I'm just amazed in the number of non-US citizens posting here. I mean the law compliments a 20+ year old federal law, so to be consistent, I'd guess all the people who oppose the law can't be in the US, right?

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BartonOliver wrote:
I actually liked Torch, sure he jerked you around, but in my mind no more than Valsin sends you in unprepared, or Dreng wakes you in the middle of the night.

Or abandoned by Osprey in a huge fight...

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Alceste008 wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
I would love it if instead of killing Ahsoka, Vader freezes her in carbonite so she could be alive and maybe in a live action movie.

Dear Disney,

Please ask Ashley Eckstein if she would be willing to don the makeup and lekku, and do the 3-4 months of preparatory Jedi swordtraining, to appear in Star Wars VIII or IX.

Thank you,
Ambrosia Planeswalker

Lol, this comment made my day. This would be a great way to introduce the younger audience to the Star Wars movies.

Plus she'd look good in the costume. ;-)

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Myrddin111 wrote:


So, honestly, I'd love to see a list of those scenarios that are considered "the most dangerous".

Many thanks in advance....

In general...

Anything written by Kyle Baird

Waking Rune when run by a GM with lots of source material for spell emulation.

Palid Plague can be dangers, and Among the Living/Among the Dead can be very swingy.

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Purple Dragon Knight wrote:

I wholeheartedly agree about my showing of prejudice. Yes, a fighter should be "dumb" compared against "genius" level teammates such as Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic and Beast.

The strength of Summers is not in the lab reprogramming sentinels, but more in line with an insane aiming capacity (imagine all the ranged feats imaginable, he has them, plus perhaps Leadership, Run, Athletic, Endurance, Improved Unarmed Strike, etc. etc. etc.) He's probably Olympic level athlete in many discipline, I'll give him that, although he might be losing some of this with age and trade that off with Wisdom and better Leadership. I'll give him a trick or two with tech, but please, where's Beast, Forge and a host of other nerds when you need them, WHEN YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP??

No, this version of Scott Summers, in the last year or so, I reject. And wholeheartedly ignore with my dollars.

This is the logical progression of a man who left his wife and child to chase his 'true love'. Scott's been an ass since then.

As to 'reprogramming sentinels for dummies' remember, the Avengers books are a bit ahead of the X-books, due to a time skip. It looks like Scott has a mutant homeland/reservation so reprogramming sentinels is easy as cake for Forge, Cypher (even before the silly 'talk to anything' power), Warlock, Danger, maybe Madison Jefferies, Hijack, Kitty for that matter... and that's not counting any MacGuffin mutants that came along in the interim.

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Freehold DM wrote:
WEDGE ANTILLES FOR LIFE! LONG LIVE ROGUE SQUADRON!

One of my favorite EU "Wedge is awesome" moments is when Coran is dogfighting him and using the Force to try to evade him.

Essentially he sees arrows showing every possible route he can take and not get killed, and the arrows get smaller... and smaller...

And he's like "And he's doing this on pure skill, no Force sensitivity at all."

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well it's no longer canon, but Sintas Vel was a carbonite ornament for 40 years...

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Michael Brock wrote:


So are you suggesting we don't give 5 star Gms something exclusive for all of their hard work? Don't five star GMs also deserve something special? If that is not your suggestion, then what do you propose we do for 5 star GMs?

Oh no, not at all.

You asked Fomsie why he was sad. I was telling you why I was. And it's "Darn, one less special I can throw into the mix" not, "Those dang 5 stars get something I don't."

Please don't assume the worst possible interpretation of what is written in a reply.

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Oh this will be fun.

We Be Kobolds!

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Ross Byers wrote:
Set wrote:
I think they also showed up in the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon, which was pretty quick turn-around for something that was added to Marvel canon so recently.
They did. The twist on A:EMH was their space station was Kang's abandoned space ship, if I recall correctly.

Not 'abandoned' so much as conquored. (plus, a sword shaped ship named Damocles, that's too good to pass up. I wonder if Agent Brand is in the shared zone?

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I'm glad to read Snipps is back (gave up TV for lent)

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Charon's Little Helper wrote:
Edymnion wrote:


They lower their guard, get the prisoner we want prepped, open the door, "Hi." *BLAM!* Surprise round ensues, guards go down real fast, prisoner rescued.
Yeah - I don't think that should have flown. You may not have been 'lying' per se, but you were definitely deceiving. Besides - why didn't the guards there attack you as soon as they spotted you?

"A Lie?"

"An... error."

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Me: From a Marvel Superheroes campaign.

Spoiler:

Bad guy is ranting about the disaster that ruined his life and cursed him with his powers.

"So you didn't intend to be the irradiated skeleton guy?"

"NO"

"Ok, tell you what, I'll fix it."

At this point the GM and bad guy go 'what?'

"I've the gateway power. I can go back in time, and warn you not to turn on the machine. Write me out a co-ownership of your tech business, I'll leave my secretary here, and go fix it."

"Um..."

"Look, you don't want to be a bad guy, I don't want you to irradiate the city, I live here. Win Win."

Thus was the Dr. Doom wannabe turned into an ally.

To Me:
Party has to fight a dragon to get through a portal. He can't leave the demi-plane alive.

So they fight and kill him, bring his body through the portal and raise him gaining a powerful ally. *sigh*

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Likewise, I pledged for Emerald Spire and all the tabletop goodies.

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thejeff wrote:


Has that ever been done before? A headline hero where even the readers don't know the secret identity 5 books in?

Not sure about 5 books in. Thunderbolts made it through their first issue w/o the reveal, 2nd if you count their hulk appearance (and that he slipped up and called Meteorite Moonstone.)

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Freehold DM wrote:
Damon Griffin wrote:
Kalshane wrote:
I was referring to this look. Which seems to be part of what the movie look is based on.

I had not seen that one, but then I pretty much ignored DC after the lead-up to 52 (not the New52 Universe, but "52" the weekly comic series.)

And God, do I hate that harpoon hand he got back in...Atlantis Chronicles? Time & Tide?

I f%@%ing loved the harpoon hand. Dcau made it even better.

First Justice League episode I saw was the part 2 of the Aquaman story. When he goes "I believe this is mine," and walks away leaving Ocean Master to die, I went "Superfriends, we are not."

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After the apparent furor over the Scarlett Johansen casting for Ghost in the shell, I'm waiting for the inevitable petition to have Aquaman recast.

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Optimus Prime.

Oh wait, wrong thread.

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*shrug* I've no PCs impacted by the ruling, but it makes sense.

As to the Tiefling/Aasimar thing...

Spoiler:
The furor over the grandfathering window always amused me. I've two of each in limbo, plus my three active planetouched (assimar archeologist, tiefling archeologist and tiefling inquisitor). The four 'spares' are sitting there, not for power, but for when I've an idea for another character that being planetouched fits. So far, nothing has 'sang to me' that it needs a planetouched background. Closest I've had is a slayer or inquisitor grimspawn of Pharasma who also has the soul eating trait from the DArchive.

"I'm just the guy who arranges the meeting between the Lady and the pentient." *casts deathknell on the guy he just dropped*

"What the hell was that for?"

"Service charge."

Though the idea of a pit spawn bard, who takes spell focus enchantment and specializes in those kind of spells, is funny. "I can't help it I'm good at making friends and seducing people... succubus blood."

Edit: I am sad that it closes the rogue/arcane strike trick. (minor magic/major magic, not racial SLAs) since they could use the damage bump and a pure rogue has little use for swift actions.

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