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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. 14,648 posts (14,733 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 23 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Freehold DM wrote:
so he's okay as a pedophile? I'll take mass murderer over that any time.

I'd argue The Mad Hatter 'worked' in the Secret Six mini-series was a) Part of the draw of the book was the horribly broken members of the Six were contrasted with even worse people and b) Tetch was recruited because of Dr. Psycho, who was worse than all of them.

I don't know if it ruined him 'forever' or not.

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Just got in myself. Sad there are more 5E pledges than PF pledges :P

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Marik Whiterose wrote:
phantom1592 wrote:

I'm really surprised nobody is commenting on,

** spoiler omitted **

They did the same thing with Deadshot. Apparently the same ancillary characters can't exist within the TVverse and Movieverse.

Were I Grant Gustin, I'd be really worried about the show come 2017...

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Hama wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Interesting they didn't choose 'proxy' since that was Wendy's (Calculator's daughter) nickname in the Batgirl series prior to Flushpoint
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I expected Harry to say "I'm so sorry" when talking about fixed points.

And as to the contradictrion... I understand it from Flashpoint. It is in their past, therefore it's a fixed point in their timeline. If Barry saved his mom, it mucks with everything. That's why we have a Barry stopping 'our' Barry from saving her.

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Going to be close if I get paid in time for this

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Girlfriend had a bait and switch idea...

Spoiler:
Felicity in the car is a halucination and Ollie's a little over the edge.

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Well, looks like there's a new Thunderbolts coming out.

Just wanted to mention it since, Jim Zub is the writer.

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purchased, will be listening soon. I've all Dave Gross' novels, but have had to suspend my suscriptions.

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Nefreet wrote:
Or the crowd that argues "Martial Weapon Proficiency" doesn't actually make you proficient with your selected weapon.

wait, what?

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Good morning all.

I'm working on variant Shabti rules, as I find the race neat and want to contribute something. For people who don't have Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh (End of the Mummy's Mask AP) They are native outsiders with the racial abilities of all knowledge skills are class skills (2 RP) and suggestion once a day as an SLA. My variants are going to be changing those two things. (No plans to do the 'dial an ability combo ala tieflings/aasimars)

The Race builder rules for magical racial traits says "Choose a 2nd-level or lower spell that does not attack a creature or deal damage." ignoring for the moment that suggestion is only a second level spell for bards (it costs 3 rp for Shabti), and ignoring that it, like many of the published plaentouched SLAs do either attack a creature or deal damage, is heroism too good for a 1/day SLA?

Aside, the variants I'm looking at also include one that does prayer one that does arcane sight and a final one that does nondetection.

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Mr. Microscope wrote:
I love the little fairy women idea with a nice diplomacy mod, though it doesn't appear to speak common...?

Azata have truespeech. Basically an always on Tongues. My witch has one with a tiny bow, a tiny heavy pick, and wands.

@ElterAgo. If you're playing an Int based caster, having Diplomacy/Bluff/Sense Motive on your Int boosting item is an option (again, my witch does this)

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My level 2 psychic detective almost got killed playing up but we had a number of bad decisions and die rolls that didn't help.

I've enjoyed him so far, and look forward to keeping him alive. Taking the undead affecting pherenic enhancement and spell focus enchantment will help

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I know I saw a reply to the question, but can't find it. Can Ioun Spite Bracers steal flawed/cracked ioun stones?

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Amusingly for my run, his AC was high enough (and the die rolls were low enough) that he was surviving AoOs and dropping bombs. Selective targeting is fun!

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Ah I don't think of warhorn. My Google search came up empty. Thanks!

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Is there any PFS going on? I'll be visiting family and might be able to sneak away.

I could bring bonekeep...

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Dorothy Lindman wrote:


Fun fact: I ran that scenario at a convention with a 13 year old at the table...there were a lot of air quotes and winking. "And back there is her...um...'interrogation room'--yeah, let's go with that..."

My only concern is that while reasonable GMs know to tone down that kind of content, not all players will be mature enough or reasonable enough to do the same. I don't think that I would disallow "tonable" content because of that, but it is a concern.

I had a 10 YO at my table. "This is Zarta's bedroom. It is full of things we won't talk about. And a bed."

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My only complaint about it after running it is...

Why, in an EVERGREEN, do we not use the perfectly good Warehouse map when every other map is a flip mat or map set?

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Freehold DM wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:

ooooh....

If Strange does well enough a Netflix/ABC series similar to The Darkhold Redeemers maybe with Frank mixed in from the Nightstalkers/Tomb of Dracula thown is possible.

isn't he already dead?

Last I saw of him, Hannibal was telling Blade he was in a coma. Annoyed me, I liked the character

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Threadromancy. I just finished King of Chaos. The reader definitely improved from Prince of Wolves, with distinct voices and personas. Can he re-record Lord of Runes now? :-)

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Having played a winter witch in PFS and currently playing a snowcaster half elf/jadwiga with the intent of playing every scenario in Irrisen/other northern lands here are my two c-bills.

Why is there a winter witch/Jadwiga in book 1?:
Could be a number of reasons.
  • Looking for power to prepare for the regime change (the Elvanna Jadwiga have been 'on top' for 100 years, but will now have to deal with a new house).
  • Looking for power to accelerate Regime change. "Oh Anastasia's the new queen, but has no heirs yet?" *shank* Like the above, it doesn't even need to be the PC's
  • Slumming in the 'barbarian lands'. This was Ksenia's motivation for joining the Society. She was like the High School kid backpacking through Europe/Amish kid on Rumshpringa. Out seeing the world before returning home. Which can lead to all sorts of fun RP opportunities. Locally famous line from our local PFS.
    Outranged PC: "Do you know what the name Jeggare means?"
    Ksenia: "Is it Chelaxian for 'peasant?'"
  • Kicked out for being too 'nice' The motivation for my half elf bard. Booted from Whitethrone by a caring cousin (see Ksenia, above) for being 'too nice' and sent south before meeting a horrid end.
  • if anyone wants, I can post my thoughts on book 2 and beyond.

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    General Spoon wrote:
    Mark Moreland wrote:
    Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
    I agree with General Spoon - she doesn't seem personally evil to me. Just another righteous zealot.
    And yet she detects as evil when divinatory magic is used to determine the truth of her alignment. Weird.
    Well then your writer really dropped the ball when writing her motivation as protecting innocents.

    Hmm...

    Mr. Marcone would like to talk to you...

    Or this quote:
    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” - CS Lewis.

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    Hythlodeus wrote:
    Also, to add to the general confusion to why British actors get more roles in US productions: because almost all of them are classical trained actors, that spend as much time on stage in great ensemble productions with high class stage directors as they do on their TV/film work. that brings a completely different quality to the usual 'I played Peter Pan in high school once and then decided to sleep with Bryan Singer to become a movie star' mindset up and coming American actors very often bring to the table

    Tangelntal, but Liz Sladden's biography offers some interesting insights into the acting world that was vs what it is now. My favorite anecdote is her going to a convention in California and the event organizers thinking she came to do an audition with Morris agency (no relation). Nope, just wanted to do the convention and see the states.

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

    Still it's funny after playing a certain module (and a really amazing failed save from an opponent) imagining a rather annoyed celestial having to sit down and pair with a pig...

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    ooooh....

    If Strange does well enough a Netflix/ABC series similar to The Darkhold Redeemers maybe with Frank mixed in from the Nightstalkers/Tomb of Dracula thown is possible.

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    I recall somewhere, Bing Fu is weak, sorry, that JJ stated the hut doesn't time travel.

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    Article on CBR Seems to indicate that a) Strange has his own powers and b) the eye may be the time stone.

    Important part.
    “He does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange," said Feige. "He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape -- which we’ve seen a few times -- but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portals that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.”

    and

    “In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities," said Feige. "Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ -- which is part of our story.”

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    I've not put pen to paper for some time, damn muse is on strike.

    but I wanted to comment on how awesome the community is, including the Paizo staff themselves for the openness and transparency of sharing information.

    Carry on!

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    using third PP products weren't there hag templates in the Scarred Lands books? (I don't have them at hand)

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    Paz wrote:
    BigNorseWolf wrote:
    I am not sure, but I believe that witches don't need to pay to scribe spells into the familiar?

    That's correct, they just use bluetooth or something. You only have to pay (spell level)^2 * 5 (or 2.5gp for a level 0 spell) as the fee to access the other witch's familiar.

    I now picture any talking familiar saying "Pairing complete. Familiar one connected. Now downloading..."

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

    Huh, I always thought it was a magical beast.

    This leads to another issue... lighting. At 2nd level we know the master isn't casting darkvision on his pet, and it is still a bird. At 2nd level, the intel it can provide at range (assuming it can see) is going to be limited to empathic link.

    "?My thrush sends us a sense of great fear. No, wait curiosity now, and greed.... Crap, there's something shiny down that hall, isn't there?"

    Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

    I don't think transformative helps, unless you're talking about him buying a +1 adamantine transformative X to change its shape to get around piercing/slashing/bludgeoning rules.

    As to the bladed belt, dotting for interest for PFS, since my Calistran bard* has been looking at one for her scorpion whip.

    *:
    glammered armor bladed belt and looking unarmed and innocent for any situation :-) Well maybe not innocent, this is Mayim...

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    @captnchuck67

    Aside from the scouting bird bit, don't forget area effect spells for the familiar or if it is in the radius of a swarm, etc.

    Not as important at low levels, but very important at high. I've almost lost my seeker's familiar twice from AOE. Fortunately being a celestial and a good reflex save forgives a number of sins. :-)

    Oh and if the encounter with the familar goes like this you're doing it wrong.

    Funny, but wrong.

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    @Sin

    Just curious, why do you have it on the character if you don't use it?

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    Aberzombie wrote:

    Also, Chiwetelu Ejiofor as Baron Mordo - AWESOMESAUCE!

    only thing I've seen him in was Serenity, but I've wanted to see more of his work just from that role.

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

    And I got my Christmas gift! Thanks :-)

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    Well in defense of the threadomancer, at least she didn't make a new thread.

    *ahem* I don't mind the 'faction' spoilers anyway When I prep a scenario I often go, "Now who should I apply this to?" Actually it's a nice perk for me, because I can play a scenario freely, knowing I can GM it on a 'correct' character and gain any boons later.

    And thumbs up on the faction cards. While the sczar[/s] er, [i]Exchange has been woefully underused in the year of the serpent, all the cards have offered RP opportunities.

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    Brandon,

    Going to have to give this a look over for my new PFS character (Varasian psychic investigator). I'd already fluffed telekinetic projectile and unseen servant as him 'channelling' a dead family member, and it also 'explains' using inspiration.

    Your 11/28/2015 post works perfectly for me, and allows for me to fluff in the Prince of Wolves novel boon, without having to try for a 'bad Ustalavan accent.' (Already use 'Bad Russian Accent' for my Irrisen base bard). I'm sure this is going to get the old brain box flowing.

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    *shrug* no answer needed.

    OTOH, two easy 'fixes' Errata in the next printing replacing 'potion' with 'elixir' in the statblocks or

    nothing says that they were made with the 'brew potion' feat and not 'craft wondrous item' feat.

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    Compromise? Change it for PFS from ability damage to ability burn.

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    Ok, just found out about this... please tell me there's an infusion where you can create a barrier that blocks damage...

    "Ah'm invulnerable when Ah'm blastin!"

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    More seriously... Maybe we'll see lust on a chronicle sheet? Would be good for a Korvosa themed Scenario...

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    Heh, I'd like Fey thoughts to be legal. Let me dump multitalented for something to build a truly fey half elf ;-)

    Though yes, a dhampir boon would be nice. I still have two aasimars 'banked' from when they were legal.

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    Hmm, idle speculation...

    Spoiler:
    Suppose Han and Leis had twins, and Luke hid Jania Rey and faked her death so that Ren couldn't find out she was alive. That might explain why Leia didn't want to go find him, she's still resentful that he led to her son's darkside and her daughter's death.

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    Hmm, Sop someone accuses others of making strawmen by saying their arguments say something?

    My irony meter just exploded.

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    Irontruth wrote:
    (<redacted> was in a comma)

    I thought "A long time ago, in a galaxy far far a way" made this a period piece.

    Way to punctuate my thought bubble.

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    Diego,

    I'd agree, except that since it doesn't give an initial DC for the energy drain, it is hard to add 2 to a DC that isn't there. Really, how hard would adding (DC 12) be to the text? If it was based off of the nausea DC it would be 14 for example...

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    archmagi1 wrote:
    magnuskn wrote:
    ** spoiler omitted **
    Hux's attitude toward Ren was very similar to Grand Moff Tarkin's toward Vader in ANH. Except Tarkin knew where to draw the line.

    Bit of snippage.

    I think one thing the Clone Wars did well was that Whineykin and Tarkin knew each other, respected each other and appreciated the others methods. I'd assume Vader carried that friendship(?) forward into ANH, and if anyone knew Vader = Whineykin it likely would be Tarkin who figured it out.

    (aside, Clone wars does give us the headache of a non-whiney but still issue laden Anniken, then his personality seems to degrade in RotS as a result. *sigh*)

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    Thank you Gentlemen... would be nice if they put that in the stats. *sigh*

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