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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'.
James Risner wrote:
Full Disclosure: I used Jingasa, Featherstep, and Cap of Freethinker on characters. I'll miss them. I get why they had to leave, they were simply broken.
I keep reading this, and wondering 'why are they broken?'
The Jingassa, figure it's 2500 for the +1 luck bonus, per the book. So how much more is 1/day crit negation worth? 1500? then it's right in line. 3000? then the thing should cost 7000. It's not broken, it's underpriced.
(And I disagree with Mark's 'breaking the game' comments elsewhere. Luck bonuses have existed since the game's inception.)
As to featherstep boots. Again, maybe under valued, but compared to boots of speed? Striding and Springing? It added a value to the item. Made the boot slot more... diverse.
Cap I don't have an opinion on. Until the Jingassa of the Nerfed Soldier came out, I mostly looked to circlets and the Jingasa for characters who worried about it.
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
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Yep, the Schrödinger's Black Widow movie would be a great place for more Dottie.
** spoiler omitted **
Vanity? The Arc Reactor is Tony's pride and joy. He's trying to make 'free energy' for the world after all. I could see him skimping on armor to 'show it off.'
Note the War Machine Mk III has it a bit more armored. Vision's blade carved up the entire chest to take out the arc reactor.
I'm just glad we had a movie where Rhodey gave as good as he got. No Job Machine this time.
Michael Eshleman wrote:
My seeker has snowall because she's a winter witch and at the time that was the only ranged damage spell she had. While it should be SR (yes) and Evocation let's not talk about banning it.
Or I'll start threads arguing to ban colour spray and work my way up from there. :P
Aren't the Sczarni honestly a better fit with the Consortium rather then the Society?
This is actually one of the things that makes me sad about the current season.
Just as Year of the Demon is kind of "year of the silver crusade" Year of the serpent just screams "year of the Exchange." I was hoping for scenarios that involved the attacking of Aspis interests in overt ways "Oh, that buyer? I'm afraid he was outbid." and more covert ways, "Your guards? I fear they had family issues. Now let me make an offer you can't refuse." Heck, I'd like to see some scenarios that steer the factions. Sczarni seems the most bipolar, but Liberty's Edge could be as well.
While right now the Exchange is the most 'bi-polar' of the factions, might I suggest then having two goals that are 'mutually exclusive'?
I mean have a Sczarni style goal (smuggle something somewhere) and a Qadria style goal (establish X route somewhere) (note, both are examples off the top of my head) Since getting all the GM boxes counts as two goals, having a 5+Sczarni and a 5+Quadria (meaning 6 total) still gives you 7+ with the two GM boxes.
If you could then put a 9 goal reward "uniting the factions" for those rare folks who get both... :-)
Playing Golemworks incident.
Kodiak Asama, Dwarven Marriage counselor. (Inquisitor of Erastil, with his owlbear companion, Mr. Beaky.)
Starting with the Mission Briefing "Any Questions?"
"Yeah. How are you and the Mister gettin' along?"
Later on the placing of the defensive constructs.
Still later, in dealing with the guy at the Golemworks.
"Sir, d'ya have a family? Wife to go home to?"
Still later in having seeing the chairs design...
And still later, after something gets in melee with my bow wielding dwarf...
I missed one, tumbled to avoid an AOO, knowing I was going to fail. Get hit with the axe, lose lots of HP. I should have said after that didn't work. "Parkour."
Honestly, if the concern was "Getting dex damage on both weapons" The fix would simply be "You do not get this bonus when using two weapon fighting, flurry, or any method that allows an off hand attack."
Thus your Florentine swashbuckler can take his normal attacks with rapier/main gauche with dex to damage, or go crit fishing with full twf. Your Rolandero duelist can fight with a bigger shield, or your poor low level human adventurer can fight in the dark with a torch in one hand, and his dex to damage weapon in the other.
Sealed gate spoilers/
I don't know what the optional encounter was but due to the dominated paladin, the final was a cakewalk.
GM smiles as we face off against a clearly dominated paladin. I look down at my sheets and start laughing.