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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. 14,809 posts (14,896 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 25 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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David knott 242 wrote:
Avoron wrote:

Arcane Training can also be worth it for non-spellcasters, allowing them to use arcane wands with no investment in UMD.

But even your so-called "definitive option" is blown out of the water by the Blended View racial trait from Blood of Shadows: how would you like to swap out Multitalented for darkvision?

True -- I was going by the Archives of Nethys, who don't have that book in their database yet. So now we have two very good options for nearly any half-elf character to replace Multitalented with.

Sadly both aren't legal for PFS (and yes are great)

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Well not as complex mechanically as the Drit-zhu...

Mayim has on her inventory at third level...

  • Holy symbol stolen from a priest of Asmodeus she seduced in The Wounded Wisp
  • The Mask of shame from the Mask of the living god scenario. (Yes, when it was introduced, the line was uttered, "I do not like the Mask of Shame.")
    She likely should have a raven familiar on there too from <redacted> where she used unnatural lust to get it to close with her and she grappled it and carried it off.*

    *:
    It might have been metagaming on my part (OTOH, she is a bard...) but the witch player in the party forgot about the 'gaining spells from a familiar' bit and I was helping him.

    Since the scenario did state we had to flee immediately after the resolution, I spent 10 GP to have a nice cooked Cornish hen sent to the witch with a note "Thank you for the spells."

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    Just curious if anyone else has done this.

    I'm looking at the Vigilante, and kind of doing it backwards. My character's vigilante identity is his 'real' identity, he was a Pathfinder in training who lost friends in Siege of Serpents. As such he's sworn personal revenge on the Aspis, and cultivated a 'civilian' identity for those times he needs to be subtle. Basically Warlock by day, businessman by night.

    anyone else done similar with the meta-plot? New PC was all gung-ho for the Shadow Lodge, then it went sideways, Follower of Lysalla who joined after season 4, etc etc.

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Redneck halfling newlyweds.

    That is all.

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    Congrats to Luke and James. Also nice to meet you Tonya!

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    Torbyne wrote:
    If they really want to get some of the SG-1 feel into it then there should be a hidden scene during the credits where the SG-1 team is sitting around talking about this new Team Wormhole Xtreme movie and how good it makes them look.

    I've read the people who bought the rights (who did the movie) hate SG-1, Atlantis, etc as it didn't fit their original vision, so I expect no good references to those franchises.

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    I may have told this one...

    Shades of Ice II. Playing my bard, Miroslav Elvanna. We go in and are trying to get into Whitethrone. GM asks how we're going to sneak in.

    "Who's sneaking? I'm walking right up to the gate?"
    *rest of the party* "We're going to wait right over here while he gets killed."

    Guard: State your business!
    Me: Who are you to talk to me that way? I am Miroslav Elvanna Here to visit family.
    GM: Oh s*!*, you're Jadwiga, aren't you?
    Me: Yup.
    Guard: Sorry sir, go on in, enjoy your stay and please don't report me.

    Rest of the party muttering various evil words in my direction.

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    Belle Sorciere wrote:
    Norman Osborne wrote:

    Don't you know? Replacing a white character with a minority is ALWAYS to be met with universal acclaim, otherwise you are admitting you are racist.

    On the other hand, even the mere thought of replacing a minority character with a white ALSO means you are a vile racist scum.

    Wow, check out the straw men in this post. It's like an entire field of scarecrows.

    Also, here's an excluded middle for you: There's a lot of space between "including a black character is PC tokenism" and "including a black character requires universal acclaim," and I wasn't even saying that new Wally needed to be met with universal acclaim - I just said making him black wasn't a PC tokenist move. Which it isn't. It's just a creative decision like any other.

    Calm down, no white people are being harmed by including black characters in comic books.

    Not 'including'... 'replacing'... Or are you fine with having a nice young white boy being cast as Virgil Hawkins? Or How about when Marvel rebooted, Sam Wilson became white?

    At least when Alan Scott was rebooted, the writer gave a reson for making him gay (The reboot erased his son and since Todd was gay, he felt the new Alan should replace him)

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    Set wrote:
    Aberzombie wrote:
    I only ever recall one shot of Juggernaut in street clothes - the issue when he was attacked by Nimrod. Were there others? I always thought it would make more sense than having him in costume all the time.

    I vaguely recall him in a suit the day he showed up to the mansion with his lawyer (riding on his back!) to take custody of the mansion and property since Charles had died during the X-Termination Agenda or something (at the hands of the X-Cutioner? Oh, Marvel, stahp, you're killing me!). But the mansion had just been gutted and all the cool stuff (alien tech, etc.) he was hoping to score was gone, thanks to some nano-bomb from Bastion or some such nonsense, and it was just an empty shell of a house, so he lost interest and leapt away.

    These stories. My brain grins when I try to describe them.

    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!)

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Oh, forgot that I trained out to get technologist on Shankar. Haven't used any of the books yet though that impact it.

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    I just saw this Erthafein. PM sent

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    TimD wrote:
    XLordxErebusX wrote:
    Id love to play as Dr. Nicholas Rush.
    Many groups these days frown on PvP :D

    This made me laugh out loud.

    I'll admit my favourite character was Greer. He started out as 'angry black guy' but developed into so much more...

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Well it looks like we're getting Titan-wise...

    Titans: The Golden age kids, all grown up.
    and
    Teen Titans: With Starfire? Huh?

    Vic apparently never was a titan, so my 80's titans are still alt universe.

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    I feel your pain Captain Yesterday,

    I've not seen supergirl since I don't bother with CBStreaming and we juggle both Hulu and Netflix (And my Amazon)

    A to Agent Carter

    I do hope to see some visibility both in further movies (via flashback) and in the series (AoS Obviously, but some flashback stuff in the netfli series would work.)

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    thejeff wrote:


    Superman came back to life, of course, but we also got Steel and a new Superboy out of the deal.

    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.

    My dream casting for him? The much underused Jamil Walker Smith or Roger Cross.

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Bards benefit from Skill retraining.

    Both Miroslav and Mayim have one rank in acrobatics (and Int 12) once they get their second versatile performance, both will retrain that skill point somewhere else, as both are taking versatile performance (dance)

    Also my exchange *coughsczarnicough* investigator will likely be taking a retrain at 5th level once he gets a headband. These points will likely go to knowledge skills, while the headband replaces profession (merchant) or whatever skills best help exchange in season 8.

    Once Ksenia hit 8th level, I retrained the 7th level of witch (winter witch) into Winter Witch Prestige class, as two level of Winter Witch would allow me to keep the improved familiar I needed CL 7 for.

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    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.

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    claudekennilol wrote:
    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. :-)

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Thanks for the update John, hoping to see the Eldrich Scoundrel unchained finally :-)

    (and before Origins)

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    James McTeague wrote:
    Update: I actually am doing it. I find this really funny.

    If I wasn't having surgery that day...

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Shame there was no pi reference in 7-22...

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    Hmm, Capital Warships...

    -The Galactica from the 2004 series Functional, logical (CIC is deep in the ship, shrugged off a nuke)
    -Destiny, from SGU. So many mysteries and such a beautiful design.
    -The 2750 Aegis, from Battletech. I just love the shape, and that it was the first double jump capable ship.

    small/midsized ships.
    -Colonial Raptors. Squat, multipurpose. Bonus if each one comes with a Sharon.
    -Serenity. Likely the most fully designed non-combat ship and has the distinction of being in two universes.
    -Akin to the Raptors, the Runabouts had a soft spot in my heart.

    Fighters:
    -Got to give props to the X-Wing, but my heart goes out to the A-wing, always had best of luck with them in the game. The selling point were the concussion missiles, larger clip than the proton torpedos.
    -I liked the RF-42 fighter from Andromeda. I didn't put Andromeda on the list of capital ships, but damn if their naming conventions weren't the best.
    -Top slot though, goes to the F-302. Pretty beast, and durable.

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    Sundakan wrote:
    Didn't they undo that?

    OMD? No, but then they went and shoved more confusion in with the Deadpool/Spiderman book of late...

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    And realizing it's almost a Starfinder AP In and of itself.

    If you think about Destiny as the connecting glue, you have both the adventure of exploring the Destiny of itself with the various stops on worlds as 'rooms' in a mega dungeon.

    Kind of like Reign of Winter... in space.

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    Hitdice wrote:

    Hey, remember when Steve Rogers gave up the mantle of Captain America to become Nomad, The Man Without A Country?

    Having character stay true to who they used to be and are removes significant character development possibilities from their narrative.

    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.

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    Rachel,

    While not your target audience right now (Herolab user, Android user, refuse to isimmilate into the iCollective.) I want to compliment you on your quick replies and customer service feedback here.

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    Snorb wrote:

    I want to see ships equipped with fuel scoops flying dangerously close to a system star to ramscoop raw hydrogen.

    Dangerously close?

    You're thinking too small. :-)

    (Aside, I'd kill for the soundtrack to that show.)

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Two worlds magic on my inquisitor and my witch.

    Both to grab... prestidigitation.

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    I know I've toyed with mesmerists and kineticists as kitsune, just for the 'why is that fox staring at me' moments when they get fox form...

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    put me in team "No on credit"

    Yeah, I buy most of the scenarios, and run the ones I really like for credit over and over (Nightmarch, Confirmation, I just ran Rebel's Ransom again because how can you not like that scenario if you've been divorced?) I'm running 10 (or more!) tables at Origins not for credit, but for fun (though I might take slow credit on a few)

    Would a checkbox be nice? Sure. but no recredit. As a GM I already get the 'perk' of being able to tailor the scenario to the PC I put it on right out of the box. "Oh, this one gives you a boon that lets you speak elf? Well, guess I won't put it on my half elf PCs then..."

    As is, I've offered to run <redacted> Saturday since I played <redacted> past weekend, and will run <redacted> at Origins and want them all on the same PC.

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    Swiftbrook wrote:
    Alexander Augunas wrote:
    It was explained in a way that there's no real difference between a PSA table and a PFS table, and a PSA table can be CORE or standard. The only real difference is whether or not you choose to allow young gamers at your table; basically, if a kid is at your table its PSA. If there's no kid its not.
    I'm not sure that this is accurate. Just because a gamer is a kid, doesn't mean that they must be at a PSA table. I've played with some kids who know more about the game then many adults. The only time I would consider asking a kid not to play a scenario is if I felt the content of the scenario was not appropriate for them. Otherwise, I think you need to allow kids at a table.

    *nods* I've ran the Disappeared with a 10 year old, modifying content. "This is Zarta's bedroom, it is full of things we won't talk about, and a bed." And ran Black Waters with kids and when the parents got horrified looks from other adults, the explaination of "Matt's running it." was all that was needed.

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    Aberzombie wrote:
    Yeah, they could do Grodd as the big bad, and might actually work out in a great way. The need to keep the budget down might necessitate showing him as little as possible. So then they can maybe have more filler episodes with other villains or mind controlled minions. It might even be cool to have a couple of two or three part story arcs with Barry facing down lieutenants or even just slightly more minor big villains.

    Could even do Barry vs mind controlled Cisco...

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Will Pathfinder Academy have school friendly materials? I ask since I found out my old school has a D&D club and I'm hoping to donate them som Pathfinder stuff.

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    "Rules as Pathfinder Design Team Intended."

    So now post Errata snapleaf is "Standard action (default setting for item activation) unless falling, then you can use an immediate."

    There's no longer anyway to use it as an immediate/swift, unless you're falling.

    Honestly I don't know if that was the original designer's intent. I'd be curious in his thoughts.

    And I goofed on the cost. IDHTUEBIFOM.

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    I'm pretty sure that RAPDTI is 'standard normally, immediate if you're falling.'

    I know I used it (grudgingly*) once to stay alive by 'full attack then on his turn use immediate to turn invisible' so I'd assume the PDT's intent was to not have it work as '250 go invisible as a swift item' thing.

    *:
    I do try to avoid the RPG superstar items, because I'm petty.

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    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."

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    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.

    Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Thanks for all the prep work. Two weeks until I run it (and still need a copy.)

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    Thirded here. I want my werechihuaua to have time to grow.

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    Agreeing with the cow.

    Starfinder is a stellar opportunity to streamline things. Owen's post brings me hope that Starfinder will support Serenity docking alongside the Phoenix and the Spelljammer, and characters who use nanotech healing kits looking askance at being healed by a cleric of Erastil.

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    *dialing sequence initiated*

    Did anyone else see the station and think of an Ancient Flying City.

    Wait... Are the Star Frontiers races in the d20 future OGL?

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    one thing I've liked about PADs X-factor, is he's taken c-listers and made them where other writers want to use them.

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    Modeate Threadromancy since we got a UE update and this was untouched. Can we get a ruling on if we can have a belt made of other materials?

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    Yeah grand lodge pin and soverign court for me

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    When I was eyeballing the crit property, I used BoL as a guideline too.

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    I'm sure nothing will happen to Fate's Favored. After all, if it was a problem then they'd change it, not the Jingasa...

    (radiates strong sarcasm magic)

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    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)

    Q.E.D.

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    I think that Barry's actions are emotional, and in line with one attribute played up by John's run on the comics...

    [url=http://st3.speedforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Blue-Lantern-Barry.jpg]Hope[/.

    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.

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    Kalindlara wrote:

    I prefer updating the Campaign Clarifications document so that, if someone IS using the more obscure source, they don't have to buy a new book either.

    Other than that, yeah. Consistency is good. ^_^

    This I agree with. Wholeheartedly. (Makes mental note to print out AR and CC right before Origins)

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    James Risner wrote:
    Hayato Ken wrote:

    Oh yeah right, there´s only one way to play this game

    There are tons of ways to play.

    But there is usually only one way to balance - by the best case scenario .

    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'

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