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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 14,723 posts (14,809 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 25 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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I'm rebuilding my 'Konfirmation Kit" )Confirmation/Silverhex and maybe MotFF. I plan to have the core and UC Pregens in it, maybe the APG ones if we ever get them. I even have a laminator. (going to test it on my Bonekeep II maps I printed.) Staying away from the ACG pregens though. And the OA Pregens.

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Gamerskum wrote:
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.

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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... :-)

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Ok, this came up in discussion with a fellow Pathfinder player.

I have certain characters that I want to play certain scenarios, not because of boon picking, but because of location. My Jadwiga half elf bard, for example has a GM credit for Shades of Ice I, and has played II and III, as well as From Under Ice because they're all set in or around Irrisen.

Likewise, I asked for someone to run Midnight Mauler since I have an Ustalav psychic detective in tier. Is it wrong of me to play characters that regionally 'gel' with the scenario?

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Ironically, I have 4 GM blobs of Aasimar/Tiefling credit (2 of each) from the 'purge' I've only played one, once, since then. Just nothing seems to 'fit'.

Heck it's been how many years of Kitsune, and I finally think of a concept for one?

I just want to play him :-)

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Right now my only two exchange characters are my former Sczarni archaeologist and my Ustulav investigator. The later is Sczarni by birth. Unfortunately no trait gives Dr 1/silver so I can tie him more directly to the family. I will admit the main reason I made him Exchange is to save money on the ring of evasion I want him to have.

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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?"
"What?"
"Still stoking the fires of love together? Still in marital bliss?"
"I don't see it's any-"
"'Cause I don't see Mr. Heidmarch around. If'n yur havin' any problems. Please remember that Erastil wants to see couples happy, and Mr. Beaky and I are more than willing to set ye down ifn ya need t'talk."

Later on the placing of the defensive constructs.
"I think we should place two of 'em in the master bedroom."
"Why?"
"Well to set the mood! Just imagine the Heidmarchs making sweet sweet marital bliss under t'approvin stare of a pair of angels."
"No."
"W'the fire lights of the halos providing romantic shadows-"
"We ARE NOT putting the golems in their bedroom!"

Still later, in dealing with the guy at the Golemworks.

"Sir, d'ya have a family? Wife to go home to?"
"no, I am married to my job."
"So y'see these little golemthings like kids?"

Still later in having seeing the chairs design...
"Well folks, looks like Black is a follower of Zon Kuthon or Calistra. He likes 'em kinky."

And still later, after something gets in melee with my bow wielding dwarf...
I hit it with the cestus. (with bane) do a lot of damage. "Erastil's Punch!"

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."

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I don't have these/ I will agree the second darkness dice are hard to read (I only use them when I GM because mine *are* chaotic evil) but Shattered Star, Rise of the Runelords and (I assume) Reign of winter re pretty easy to read.

I want a 10 dice RoW set for my Irrisen PCs...

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Well if we get ratfolk and lose kitsune... I'm making Pocket Possum

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Hope not... I'm getting to run this for the first time tomorrow. Justy hoping to run high tier

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hopefully not Kitsune, since I only have one xp on my little were-Chihuahua.

*makes note to schedule a CotE for locals...*

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I did say 'in theory'... I'd not looked at it in depth. :-)

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Amusingly the Warlock does everything I want out of the Unchained Scoundrel, except evasion, and has that pesky dual identity thing (which gets even weirder with the warlock, since the spells aren't vigilante talents)

And you can, in theory slashing grace the melee spell bolt too, I think. In fact, since spells are an option, it's not like the unchained scoundrel is going to be as ready to do TWF dex to damage.

Unchain the Scoundrel!

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
I believe the flaire's have been errata'd to specifically count as not being there.

True, but it does nerf the flavor (and in the case of the tankard of the cheerful duelist I designed (and wish was PFS legal) specifically nerfs the reason it works the way it does.)

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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.

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Sealed gate spoilers/

Spoiler:
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.

GM What?
Me: You know? I've never gotten to use this spell. Had it since 4th level and never used it.
GM: What spell?
Me: Suppress Charms and Compulsions!
GM: Wait, what?

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Bumping this, since it wasn't unchained in the last update. Especially since the gap between unchained scoundrel and bard grows greater with spells.

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just want to point out... there is a third party app that reads herolab on Android.

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Let us also not forget some characters besides magus were affected bty slashing nerf/fencing nerf. Florentine style fighters for one. (Yeah, I know a fencing grace feat not usable by fencers...) also my slayer was hit by slashing nerf. Fortunately I had enough gold for agile...

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Just going to sulk that I can't get 10 dice sets of these still. *sigh*

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Thank you all for your input. :-)

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More specifically, how the abilities are partitioned.

Obviously Paraduke William, loyal neutral citizen of Cheliax can't be seen channeling the blessings of Milani, as does the Steel Rose, Zealot.

But why can't Lord Oblivious, of Taldor, be a dabbler in the arcane arts and not be connected to Baron Strange the mysterious warlock avenger of the bearless?

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Agreed, I like Davenport's body of work.

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I'll likely rent or buy the Titans vs. JL video.

Damn shame they cancelled The Judas Contract.

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Now for me what makes the 'bard' a 'bard' is the Bardic Knowledge. And the archaeologist is the archtype that makes rogues cry.

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will the Torch pawn be in a tub?

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well given...

Spoiler:
that we're seeing Black Siren on Earth 2, it could be that we get a replacement Laurel. I was sad to read that though. With Robert being the Earth-2 Hood, I really wanted her mom to be that world's Black Canary.

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RainyDayNinja wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

My "Elliot Spencer" knock off brawler is going to keep knowledge (local) (and cooking!) maxed just for the concept.

"They're aspis agents."
"How do you know?"
"They have a particular very distinctive stance."

I happened to notice you got the catch-phrase wrong. It's a very distinctive catch-phrase.

*chuckle* Thanks. Either he or my were-Chihuahua will be my next martial character. Afraid I'm hooked on skill monkeys. :-)

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Jared Thaler wrote:
I would do it with profession soldier, actually. Or knowledge local. ("These seem like local boys, have I heard anything about their fighting skill?"

Well knowledge (local) can allow you to identify members of organizations. My "Elliot Spencer" knock off brawler is going to keep knowledge (local) (and cooking!) maxed just for the concept.

"They're aspis agents."
"How do you know?"
"They have a particular stance."

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I'd argue that the rules changed with the potion sponge, as the CRB has a section on underwater combat that lists all sorts of changes and drinking a potion isn't one of them.

i.e. "Please show me where being under water means I can't use a potion, or let me get my 1d8+1 HP back."

Indeed, in CORE there is no potion sponge...

The feat that irks me is 'Swipe and Stash' Planting items has always been a hallmark of the confidence man, but now you need a feat to do it.

Well unless you're doing street performances, then apparently you still can :-(

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If it includes updates on the Scorpion whip and the eldritch scoundrel, it will be worth it

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Two comments on the general thread.

1) Potions and underwater. Prior to the potion sponge, where was the rule you *couldn't* drink potions underwater?

2) Isn't it a rule that the GM controls the companions? Seems that nips the 'tactical genius' bit in the bud.

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Deadmanwalking wrote:
I do find it interesting that Daisy is the one going off the deep end considering her past as a hacktivist complaining about government secrets and abuses. She has become almost exactly what she once feared.

I'm expecting some aspect of Crimson tide to give her the what the hell, hero speech myself One of her old partners holding up a mirror

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Just finished listening myself (able to afford audible subscription, yeah)

Mechanically, is Larsa a slayer? Or a ranger?

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Interesting.

I'm listening to Bloodbound on the Audible right now, might get this one with next month's credit.

Like the others though... I miss the old subscription method,

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A musician based vigilante?

That's outrageous, truly truly outrageous.

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andreww wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
If it's a certain season 4 scenario, don't forget atonement doesn't work on outsiders
That only applies to the redemption/temptation option where you give someone the chance to change to your alignment. It doesn't apply to other uses of the spell.

Huh, all the times I read it I thought it covered the entire spell. Thanks for the catch

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VampByDay wrote:

Sadly she's not human (aasamar through boon) and already level 4. I could get a free feat from a certain scenario, which would mean I would just need one feat (which she could get at level 9) and become 'specialized' in UMD for the extra +1 bonus (to make up for no dangerously curious) or get a headband of int +4 by level 9.

If it's a certain season 4 scenario, don't forget atonement doesn't work on outsiders

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I thought I posted this, but the idea of a heretic inquisitor of the Mantis god is awesome. Dangit now I need a new PSF character

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Just volunteered to run this for our local group :-)

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I like to take a G mini when I GM, just to worry the players.

PFS stories:
I ran a certain 1-5 where a Glabrezu can make an appearance. Being the joker I am, I had all the minis, including the Glabrezu, and just for giggles, I had my Rune Giant.

Well circumstances change so the Glabrezu reveals itself. I gleefully plop the mini on the table. One of the players quietly asked, "Can we fight the rune giant instead?"

I'm not sold on the spawn mini. I'm not a big lovecraftian horror kind of guy. But the dragon looks nice.

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Reading this, I found myself wondering about the will save and create your own ammo.

a) Is the save only for shadow ammo? Or will my normal arrow fired from my Shadow bow do minimal damage?

b) When it says 'makes ammo'... Can I make raining arrows? Dye arrows? (evil grin) tangleshot arrows?

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Jeff Hazuka wrote:
7-20: The Devil We Know, Part V: Kill Dalnario Teppish Again

That would be The Devil We Know VI*

*:
Part V is Destiny of the Sands III, as the fate of the two agents vary wildly on if the Players have played Devil We Know IV.

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June Soler wrote:
Oooh I just might use my boon to make the first ever Golarion Chickenhawk...with green feathers.....tengu im no tengu im a chickenhawk and I aint afraid of nutin'

I've threatened our local group with a Falcata wielding kirtsune swashbuckler, who raised as a taldan orphan knows nothing about being a kitsune. When he adopts his (un)natural form he's not taking on his fox shape. Rather he's embracing his true nature...

... as a were Chihuahua. :-)

"Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

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John Compton wrote:
Steven G. wrote:
June Soler wrote:

If you want a PC that looks like a visual 'drow'.

There is a boon I've held on to for a while. it will give you the permanent skin tone and nothing else.

Yeah, it was hard enough finding another person with that boon, to choose the effect, when they were less than a year old...
I still haven't had a good chance to use mine, actually.

If it is the one I'm thinking, I took the Advanced Template to save Ksenia in Waking rune

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UndeadMitch wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
Never said it was. I said there was precedent to 'refluff' something.
But, as per Mike Brock from his stint as OPC, no half-drow are allowed, I think the link is either earilier in this thread, or in the other thread about drow. So, while some refluffing is allowed, not this refluffing.

*sigh* Ok I'm not being clear...

Fluff on blended vision refers to half drow parent

Precedent exists, per provided link, to refluff something (you can have the rice runner trait, even if you grew up in Irrisen, for example)

Thus blended vision could be allowed if 'drow parent' were waived. (as is, gnomes and drow can breed with each other?)

As I'm hiding in your closet stated, there need to be more options for multitalented.

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Vinyc Kettlebek wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
Not really. Thanks to Nefreet's list o'links, we do have precedent of having traits reskinned So having tiefling/aasimar/other planetouched/orc somewhere in the past fluffed is just fine.
The ruling you linked was about traits, and not about racial abilities possessed by a particular race. They aren't the same thing.

Never said it was. I said there was precedent to 'refluff' something.

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Amusingly, Captive in Crystal has a VC who struck me as very drow looking in the art...

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A little?

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CorvusMask wrote:

Blended view does mention character having drow blood though so that would require trait's description being changed.

I'm just kinda surprised that poison minion trait is legal considering how Society seems to want making poison based characters really hard <_<

Not really. Thanks to Nefreet's list o'links, we do have precedent of having traits reskinned So having tiefling/aasimar/other planetouched/orc somewhere in the past fluffed is just fine.

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