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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, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 14,919 posts (15,006 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 26 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Not following Wonder Woman, but I am interested in this 'two year plan' for REbirth. Looks like Action Comics, Titans, The Flash and Wonder Woman are the flagships for that.

I'm enjoying Deathstroke, well except for Jericho's apparent bisexuality.

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Congrats to everyone! Now to bring Kobolds to Kolumbus...

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MadScientistWorking wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

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Yes because half orcs, gnomes with darkvision, bone created or grandfathered planetouched or current elemental kin could never do that...
Supernatural darkness counteracts dark vision though the premise is correct. In that tier range its not unheard of and even then there is a better spell than deeper darkness for shenanigans.

I missed the 'see through supernatural darkness feat'. Though an elixir of darksight does the same thing. My characters often keep one on the 'utility belt'.

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John Lance wrote:

Here is why this half-drow stuff is such a bad idea. I ran a 7-11 game tonight (playing down, four-player adjustment). I had a player with a half-drow Shadowdancer (Level 8 character) that had darkvision, a Stealth skill of +29 (with something that let him take 10 on stealth in combat for a 39), Spring Attack, Hide in Plain Sight and able to cast Deeper Darkness and actually still see in it while doing all this Spring Attacking. I didn't catch any of this until we were almost an hour into the game, just assumed it was a half-elf shadowdancer. I stated that I was pretty sure that half-drow were not PFS legal.

The player swore that he had done the research and everything was PFS legal. Not wanting to hold up everything and eat up a bunch of time, I took him on his word and let him play the scenario with this obviously broken-ass character that I now realize wouldn't survive 30 seconds of GM auditing.

So if you want to know why allowing drow and half-drow is a bad idea, take it from me, this kind of thing is going to be everywhere is no time flat.....

Yes because half orcs, gnomes with darkvision, bone created or grandfathered planetouched or current elemental kin could never do that...

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I agree that is silly that RAW, a silver piece thrown by tk projectile doesn't bypass DR x/silver but there you are

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Thank you for the quick reply and good news Sharaya :-)

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Just wanted to pipe up, I'm finally getting to play a vanguard in our Strange Aeons game.

Couple of questions, one of which I know I've asked.

1) When the Vanguard can chage energy type, he still can use the force blast, right? So at third it becomes Force or (fire/cold), at 5th it's Force or (fire/cold) or electricity, right? I just don't see the draw in giving up force for an energy type permanently.

2) IS it ok to talk about the coding in the .user file on the Herochat forums? Ive been using my meager Herolab skills to tweak the vanguard .user file (I have the blast now showing Cha mod + 3 times, for example). x I don't want to publicly tweak someone's work, but will send the finished file to Owen if he wants to review it.

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I understand it's likely too late for November, but I'd like to end my module and pathfinder society scenarios subscriptions. The modules just don't hit the right spot anymore and I'm not GMing much society here in Columbus any more.

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

*nods* still awaiting an update here. Patience...

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I do find myself wondering if "Darkhold" on the cover was for the reader, and if everyone sees it in their first language in universe...

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Norman Osborne wrote:
I don't want Felton to be Alchemy for the same reason I didn't want Eddie to be the Reverse Flash in the first series....making the bad guy's identity be the unlikeable guy the hero already knows is lazy and stupid and overused.

You gave me an interesting thought if Felton is going to be a recurring character...

Felton found the alchemy stone and it put him in touch with his alt/empowered counterpart. But instead of dreams, it gives him... a split personality. Flash ends up beating Dr. Alchemy and saving Felton, and in exchange Felton becomes a fan of the flash, while still being a jerk to Barry. Think Flash Thompson.

That would be something new for the series.

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Mark Moreland wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:

Mark,

I imagine they had apoplectic brain aneurysms.

Does make me wonder if we're going to see this President blatantly violate various laws national security on and get a pass on it because she's part of the system.

It is a work of fiction, so conspiracy theories seem like a better fit on the show than they do in the real world.

True, they'd not need nearly as much evidence as exists in the real world.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Mark,

I imagine they had apoplectic brain aneurysms.

Does make me wonder if we're going to see this President blatantly violate various laws national security on and get a pass on it because she's part of the system.

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

I'll add the house drake to the list.

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Hama wrote:

Ok, what am I missing?

** spoiler omitted **

Hama, if you don't know Lynda Carter is, and her place in DC mythology, I'm going to have to grab my walker and educate you ;-)

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Just got done watching it. I enjoyed it. A little too anvilicious in spots, but the cameo was wonderful, as was the "you should see my other plane' line.

As to <redacted> Durilian maybe? I know they're shapeshifters

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Freehold DM wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

I was rereading New Mutants the other day...

I forgot how much I enjoyed "spotlight" issues where it wasn't some big bad, but things like bringing the girlfriend home to mom, or bonding between mother and adopted daughter, or just them being friends. I miss that in comics. Maybe that is why I like Superdad so much.

have i got a story for you...

Care to elaborate?

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

Working this weekend or I'd be in Akron.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

I was rereading New Mutants the other day...

I forgot how much I enjoyed "spotlight" issues where it wasn't some big bad, but things like bringing the girlfriend home to mom, or bonding between mother and adopted daughter, or just them being friends. I miss that in comics. Maybe that is why I like Superdad so much.

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Quentin Coldwater wrote:
Kafar and Nefti also appear in the first and last parts of the Devil We Know tetralogy, all the way back in season 1. They were up to no good back then, too. Having played Destiny of the Sands first and Devil We Know later, I wondered why we still trusted them.

I've found their survival in DotS depends on if the players have played DWK. After playing DWK, I wanted a DWK V, Die Aspis Die!

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Set wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
I seem to recall somewhere Set had a theory about Desna being a great old one. Can someone point me to that? My search fu is weak and I can't find it

I think this is where I first mentioned it.

Thanks Set! We're running Strange Aeons in the home game, and I wanted to share that bit of madness with the GM. He and I are the only two with any ranks of Knowledge (Lovecraft).

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D Hennessey wrote:

Oh, and one more serious one:

** spoiler omitted **

They are referenced in a special, recruiting double agents.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Wait? They introduced Miss Martian and the TV show didn't show it?!!

Also I liked that too but it would have made me squee to hear John William's score as Clark changed.

Sorry, was working on a press release.

Yes, it always amazes me listening to Amazon Prime music when the rotation jumps from Superman to Man of Steel. So much uplifting to so dark...

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I do like the Lois Lane story on reading it. They touched on her being older, but not how she kept people from noticing. Also enjoyed Kal-el teasing her about her having a 'secret identity'.

Also am enjoying Deathstroke, primarily for Rose I'll admit. Damian's comment about a Hmong girl using katana made me laugh.

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I will say I did like all the 70's Superman movie references. Miss Tessmacher, Lex causing an Earthquake...

I almost felt like they were saying "This is the happy cheerful universe. Zack Snyder was never born on this earth."

Pet Peeve is that M'gann's actress is as old as me. I like M'gann being younger. Kara's age or younger.

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:

Well, this just makes no f+~&ing sense whatsoever....

Despite Flashpoint, Supergirl will stay in a separate reality from the Arrow-verse

I think it's a bad idea, since they're supposed to do crossovers with the Dominators on all 4 series.

Olie "We're getting our asses kicked by these dominators. We need help!"

Barry "I got this." Runs off.
Rip: "Where did he go?"
*Dominator ship explodes* Kara J'onn and Kal-El land.
Barry runs back "I got help."

Easy peasy.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

I agree with Charles. I think if people found out about ways to make themselves on or just below par of what Superman can do, it's basically bringing out a Super Hero arms race that Batman wouldn't want to deal with. See - Kingdom Come.

Also Tim isn't dead. He's just stuck right now between plot holes.

Yeah I was just keeping his status redacted. It is an interesting concept though, if she becomes Red Robin and Tim comes back, having two red robins like two flashes or all the green lanterns.

Tim will be back. I'm hoping the two year plan pans out.

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just to add... I think Night of the Monster Men is 'writing to the trades' The three books had their 6 issue runs (about the size of a TPB) and this crossover takes 6 issues. So in addition to setting up "I am Suicide" it also is a self contained story, of the whole Bat Team (minus Barbara, but that's ok in this case)

I am holding out hope DC holds to its 'two year plan' with these books.

Gotham girl tangent:

I find the, intentional or not, parallels to Grant Wilson interesting. Both were motivated by family (Grant idealizing Deathstroke, Clair and her brother by the deaths of their parents and Batman's appearance) both made deals for powers that would/will eventually kill them, and both being motivated to prove themselves to their idols. I find myself worrying about Claire, primarily because of 'comic book death'. She's more likely to die and stay dead than Bruce, Dick, Babs, even Alfred and Jim Gordon. In the short time we've seen her I've grown attached, and really hope Bruce can save her, not just from the Psycho Pirate's manipulations but from her own powers.

Just like Ahsoka, Rex, Fives and the characters from Clone Wars you don't see in Revenge of the Sith, Clair's fate is more compelling. Will she live? Will she die? Will she stabilize as 'supergirl lite' or will she be powered down? I'd love to see her take up the Red Robin mantle, since Tim is <redacted>.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

I seem to recall somewhere Set had a theory about Desna being a great old one. Can someone point me to that? My search fu is weak and I can't find it

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

Shared on FB> hope your friend gets well soon.

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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Aber,

The kid in the cave is Duke Thomas, the kid that found out Bruce was Batman from Year Zero. He was in the We are Robin, yes, but he's kind of upgraded himself into a secondary assistant for Batman instead of a Robin.

Gotham Girl is from the first issues of Batman Rebirth. As for the inter-title thing, this is just for a one time series thing dealing with Hugo Strange and his apparent obsession with monsters. That plus Psycho-Pirate play a role too.

The crossover makes sense in the build up for I am suicide.

I've enjoyed Nightwing Tec and Titans.

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Just using Paizo products, how many prepared arcane casters are there with 6 levels of spells?

I can think of

Magus
Warlock vigilante
Cabalist Vigilante.

Any I missed?

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Greylurker wrote:
GreyWolfLord wrote:
Is wolverine still dead?

Kind of...not

Old version of him from the Old Man Logan version appears to have been time travelled back in time to the present.

regular Wolvie still dead, X-23 wearing his outfit.

Honestly I hope 616 Logan stays dead for at least another decade. Old Man Logan's power levels are back down to 70's/80's Wolverine so he doesn't show steal. And Laura finding her way is interesting. Both can be used to tell tales.

I like Jeen and Tyklops for the same reasons. New stories without old baggage.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Oh I agree, Jamie would never be running research on Muir Island. But then again that is relying on writers caring about what has gone before, not just trying to make a big splash.

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Well looks like Marvel hates happy couples...

"We need dead mutants to kick off this event, like a whole field full of them!"

"We don't want to make that many mutants..."

"What about Maddrox? We can kill him over and over again?"

"Isn't he happily settled in Connecicut after X-factor?"

"Who cares? We'll even put a panel in that says it's really the real Maddrox and not just a field of dupes."

*sigh* Marvel is really turning me off.

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Michael Eshleman wrote:
Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide, p. 5 wrote:
In order to use content from sources outside the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook, a player must bring a physical copy of the resources or a name-watermarked Paizo PDF of the relevant pages, as well a current copy of the additional resources listing. You must inform the GM that you plan to use additional resource material before play begins and allow the GM to use your material to familiarize herself with any new material.

I was more curious about where else sells

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I find this useful to remember when "everyone else ruled this way..."

Men In Black wrote:
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.

To relate this to RL example. There was some confusion about if you could UMD a page of spell knowledge to cast a spell not on your list. It was clarified you couldn't (and thanks to the folks who pointed it out to me.) EVERY local GM who I asked about it said 'sure, why not?'

Sometimes, the consensus is wrong.

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Melkiador wrote:
It also never says that a dead creature loses the dying condition, so the dead character still can't move. And the grace feats are still good for the class they are intended for, the swashbuckler.

Well yeah, those grey areas like buckler vs dervish dance.

see you're just oppressing the guy's character build! :P

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Scott Wilhelm wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
Scott Wilhelm wrote:
The GM should not be imposing his interpretations on the players. Other people can have interpretations that are different from the GMs that might be valid, and if they can show their interpretations are valid, too, then the players should be allowed to play the game their own way.

This made me chuckle.

When there's an unclear rule, the GM has to make the decision. If you don't like that decision, you may feel free to play the game your own way.

At another table.

Of course the GM has to make decisions. But a Pathfinder Society GM is supposed to allow for a diversity of interpretations. The goal should be for a good time to be had by all.

Big Norse Wolf wrote:
You are supposed to be creative with a character, personality, and build,

Yes, your build. You are supposed to be creative with your character build. That's what I'm advocating.

Players who are creative with their character builds should be celebrated, not kicked out of the table just for being creative.

i'm now imagining Scott GMing:

PC: Ok I'm at -con HP so I'm no longer dying, I'm dead. As a swift I kick on arcane strike, as a move I stand, and as a standard I hit the bad guy.

PC 2: Wait, what? You're dead!

PC 1: No where does it say I can't take actions when I'm dead, just when I'm dying. So it's part of my character build to die and then keep fighting. That's why I carry scrolls of raise dead. Go on and run I'll hold them off.

PC 2: What?

Scott: it's his character build, the rules are unclear. roll to hit.

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Scott Wilhelm wrote:
The GM should not be imposing his interpretations on the players. Other people can have interpretations that are different from the GMs that might be valid, and if they can show their interpretations are valid, too, then the players should be allowed to play the game their own way.

This made me chuckle.

When there's an unclear rule, the GM has to make the decision. If you don't like that decision, you may feel free to play the game your own way.

At another table.

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Ok.

I'm in the all too common situation of the player catching things and the PC doesn't have a clue. Here be some spoilers.

Finding our first cultist

Spoiler:
I recognized the robes and knew who they worshiped right away. No one could make the knowledge roll, so I'm laughing inside. GM goes "Matthew is having an OH crap moment right now." I said, "No, I'm laughing at how wrong this goes."

GM's art skills.:

So we get the guy to draw the symbol, I compliment the GM on how well his drawing is. Other players are getting worried I'm enjoying their panic.

Missonaries! Assume the position!:

So the players are thinking we can ask Whisper what the symbol is. I send the GM a note "Now we get PCs walking up to strangers and asking, "Excuse me, have you seen the Yellow Sign?"

We encounter Whisper. One player picks up the GM's art and says "Have you seen this sign?" I start laughing...

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dangit now I need two Shensens.

Spoiler:
one I can paint stone grey and the painted one
:-)

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Well if I keep running PFS events, now I'm tempted to schedule every scenario that uses the Darklands map :-)

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Been reading this thread. (I'm of the opinion that buckler + Dervish Dance works, just not Rules as the designers intended, that's what you get for trying to nerf slashing/fencing grace, way to go!)

But I was wondering what other feats/traits are affected.

I found blade bravo (trait) and (amusingly) weapon trick: one handed weapons (feat) both have the "holding nothing in your off hand" language.

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Ultimate arcana.

A big book of Paizo's favorite bits and pieces of ogl/3pp options in one hard cover.

Like Unearthed Arcana for D&D 3.5

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Right now collecting Nightwing and Titans. Tradewaiting Superman.

As others have mentioned, I too like Superdad.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I caught The Usual Suspects on last night, and noticed the dude who plays Coulson was in it.
I still think the show should cast Mrs. Grey in some part that butts heads with the Son of Coul.

Yeah, that Dirty dancing remake they're working on blew it when they didn't cast the two of them as baby's parents.

I mean talk about no brainer cameo...

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Well I wonder if Robbie is tied to the Darkhold. I hope we might see Victoria Montessi.

The subtitles give him as Jeffrey Mace.

I'd add to my Christmas list... Frank Drake. Him and Linda could cross the 'magi-tech' divide, and provide a foil for Jemma.

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It's no Rise of the runelords.. but it will do nicely :-)

Deluxe version pre-ordered e-mail sent.

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Funny story...

I'm at Origins on Sunday, a little punchy and I see Tim Zahn is there. I'm mad that a) I don't have my Thrawn Trillogy books and b) I'm too broke to buy anything, but I wander over and tell him thanks for the Thrawn trilogy and all the work that's now non-cannon.

He politely points out that the movie timeline doesn't cover the time of the trilogy, so we never know...

I laughed when I read the news about Thrawn.

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