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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 14,259 posts (14,336 including aliases). 13 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 21 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Amusing the Fetchlings and Elemental kin didn't get the lifespan nerf.

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Mine means, well, duh. ;-)

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graystone wrote:
BadBird wrote:
I'm honestly surprised that the option of being able to pick up an easy feat to go dex-to-damage with a wide range of weapons that work with Piranha strike is being called useless; perhaps it's a case of people thinking only in terms of how it benefits what is already done, rather than the new options it opens up.

Well I think people are calling it useless because the way the feat has been kneecapped, it's a one weapon fighting style so it's compared to the other one weapon style, two handed fighting. Two handed fighting crushes Slashing Grace AND can be used in flurries all without using feats and from level one.

Even in a sword and shield situation, slashing grace falls down. Take 2 of that Pharasma Warpriest. One goes dex and one str. Dex loses out on AC (buckler vs heavy shield) and on damage as the str one can pick up a bigger weapon and start off dealing more damage until sacred weapon catches up.

So it's pretty much lose/lose. Most builds don't involve having a hand that's eternally empty...

Sadly I find it annoying that the idea of a swashbuckler keeping that hand occupied with something that's not a weapon, like a stein of ale (or the various tankard style magic items) shuts down his damage bonus.

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Cao Phen wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
andreww wrote:
Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
Ioun stones provide a boost separate from the headband. It's more expensive to begin with, but doesn't increase the cost of future headband upgrades.

The 8k enhancement bonus stones don't stack though so you are getting at most +2 for 8ooogp. The stacking ones cost 24k each so your +6 modifier is costing you 72000gp.

True, but a +4 ioun stone (seekers of secrets) is 'only' 32k

However, they are very selective on which Ability score is upgradable beyond +2.

Perks of having the source material:

Seekers of Secrets, pp 43-44 wrote:


Advanced Ioun Stones
Most ioun stones use the normal pricing rules for magic items; the major difference is that they all use the ×2 modifier for not using a magic item space on the body. For example, figuring out the price of upgrading a deep red sphere ioun stone from a +2 enhancement bonus to a +4 enhancement bonus is just a matter of using the formula (bonus squared × 1,000 gp × 2), which gives a final price of 32,000 gp; the difference between that and the standard item cost of 8,000 gp is 24,000 gp, so a qualified character with the Craft Wondrous Item feat can upgrade the stone by spending half that amount (12,000 gp) in materials.

Doesn't help in Society play, but it helps.

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planning to run this in Columbus as soon as it's available for purchase for four stars.

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andreww wrote:
Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
Ioun stones provide a boost separate from the headband. It's more expensive to begin with, but doesn't increase the cost of future headband upgrades.

The 8k enhancement bonus stones don't stack though so you are getting at most +2 for 8ooogp. The stacking ones cost 24k each so your +6 modifier is costing you 72000gp.

True, but a +4 ioun stone (seekers of secrets) is 'only' 32k

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Freehold DM wrote:

He ain't Stewart.

But after that last...uh..green lantern...whatever it was, if that schmoe can be jordan, why can't this guy have a chance to f!%& up a movie?

Because John Stewart is the cool Green Lantern?

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ok so Slashing Grace reads: Choose one kind of light or one-handed slashing weapon (such as the longsword). When wielding your chosen weapon one-handed, you can treat it as a one-handed piercing melee weapon for all feats and class abilities that require such a weapon (such as a swashbuckler's or a duelist's precise strike) and you can add your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier to that weapon's damage. The weapon must be one appropriate for your size. You do not gain this benefit while fighting with two weapons or using flurry of blows, or any time another hand is otherwise occupied.

So why the hate for TWF fighters or swashbuckler types? Or just for someone who holds a wand in the off hand?

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Sara Marie wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:
So if I've not gotten my authorization mail, should I worry?

Sent 07/09/15 01:49 PM. I've resent it to be sure. If you don't get either emails, I recommend checking customer.service email didn't get somehow added to your spam filter.

thanks
sara

Got the second mail, don't know what happened to the first. Thank you Sara!

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Just got the email. Thanks

Now to wait my download to open.

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Good morning,

It appears my subscription auth email hasn't gone through for July.

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Thank you life has been... Interesting so I've not spent much time on the boards.

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Apocryphile wrote:
Are you collecting your stuff from Gen Con?

No, did I fail a linguistics check?

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So if I've not gotten my authorization mail, should I worry?

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James Jacobs wrote:
W. Kristoph Nolen wrote:

Vic ... that's a pretty cool way to do it. I hadn't ever thought of that. So, obviously, Wayne doesn't know the name when he's doing the art.

...
So, has the name of the new Vudrani Psychic gal been released yet? I was trying to look it up today, and couldn't find it.

We haven't yet done any of the meet the iconics for the Occult Iconics yet. For this week and the next, we're in pretty hard-core Inner Sea Races mode 24/7, so I don't suspect we'll really be able to turn our attention to the iconics for at least a few weeks.

The goal is to get their names and stories out there before Gen Con. But like all goals... sometimes you miss. We'll see; stay tuned!

But the tags are the names right? Asking since the vigilante had a name tag. It caught my eye because my new bard is also named Miroslav.

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Wounded Wisp. Sent for Drendle Drang's <redacted> didn't think to ask what it was, so when I asked for the <redacted> the GM said "Hey, no metagaming, you didn't ask what the package was."

Me, in my horrible Russian accent (Bard from Whitethrone) "Ve have been sent for Drendle Drang's package. It is said to be small and unremarkable package, easily overlooked. Few women have complimented his package, and is likely inadequate. Have you seen this package?"

Later when we find the package and it is connected to <redacted> "I am tugging on package, but appears Drendle Drang has chained package. Does Dreng know Paracountess?"

Needless to say, GM kind of regretted his choice.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

We had a blast in Columbus. We Be goblins free all day, and a table of Silverhex running to lure in new players and the store did well.

Great for both our community and the reputation in it. :-)

Great moments in goblindom:
I played Poog, first time I played a WBG module. Three Ploog moments.

1) In the fireworks contest, the GM had set figures up on the table. When it was Ploog's turn, I stepped my mini back 10 feet and layed down the 20' template, catching all the remaining targets, and two chieftans. (Chuffy made his save, darn it!) "Ploog get ALL points!"

2) The bandit battle. Everyone goes invisible and stealth and sneaks in. Ploog "I delay." Fight breaks out when Chuffy sneak attacks a bandit. "I delay." Bandits and dogs all come in and surround Chuffy. "I come off delay." *fireball*. Bonus to goblin alchemist for targeting chuffy with a bomb right after that to finish off the rest of the bandits with splash damage. I then played 'cleric goblin game' with a longshanks. "stabalize then bleed. Repeat."

3) The Harpy. Chuffy Reta and Squeely Nord are all enthralled. Harpy just hit Ploog with flyby attack and is 25 feet up. I check the range. Perfect. sound burst. Harpy fails save, is stunned, stops singing and falls 25'.

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I was hoping that we would have an ekkie pc for we be goblins....

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I was hoping for an ekkie to add to the mix. :-(

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Ahh, I don't have a <redacted> mini. Must find one.

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Huh, both the player and I must have misread it then. I feel better. Thanks for the catch. I must have gotten hung up on "equipment"

I hate being wrong, but the bbeg would have slaughtered everyone with his bow intact, so it was good for the party. I'll let the player know his how didn't get ate.

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

slime grenade for reference.

Ran Emerald Spire with a level two alchemist who had two of them. The damage isn't absurd, but the damage to items... wow. How to disarm the BBEG in one pop.

They saved the party from a TPK, and I at least got to see it eat the archer's 600 GP bow when the bad guy grabbed it to shoot and the alchemist tossed the other grenade. But wow.

(for quick reference, a greatsword has 10 hp per my item sheet, a metal hafted weapon has 20. A bow has 5)

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Any news?
How soon is now?

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

While I think kayal (fetchlings) would be cool, I understand, if not agree with, concerns about outsiders. That said, changelings? Yes, lots. I've had a changeling rogue kicking around in my head for some time now.

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Remember Pathfinders. Using a little bit of blood to learn spells is evil.

But consuming souls or using the heads of your foes as weapons is fine!

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Kalindlara wrote:

Isn't it Rondelero style?

Other than that, I agree completely. ^_^

Quite likely, since I don't have my books in front of me :P

Amusingly I just realized I've two bards (archeologist, normal bard) who fight Rondelero style, because I think the falcata looks cool and flashy.

falcata tangent:
Since there's nothing that says you can't two hand the falcata, I picture Golarion falcatas looking less like this in the hilt and more like this If I could draw worth a damn, I'd hybrid the two.

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Wayne Reynolds wrote:
Awesome Cosplay

Very nice. Amusingly, I recognized Damiel first, despite not really playing alchemists.

And thank you for sharing your insights on the artistic process.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Joe Wells wrote:
I wonder if there will be overlap with Occult Bestiary.

I doubt Overlap, but I'm pretty sure our old friends the caller in darkness, brain mole, and thought eater will be using mechanics from Occult adventures hardcover.

(Since Paizo had to re-invent the psionic wheel :P)

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Since we had to deal with yet another scimitar wielding archetype in the ACG companion, would a Rolondo (you know the falcate and buckler) style archetype for the swashbuckler. OR better still, an expanded Rolondo style available to everyone. (There needs to be a Rolondo Magus archetype too)

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*laugh* at least it is a pg rated part ;-)

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As I said on facebook.

"Hi, we're ABC, We've a pair of alternating successful superhero shows."
"Hi, we're the CW. Better still, we've two, and soon three shows for our TV universe."
"Hi, we're CBS. We've a new Supergirl series coming out, and would be more than happy to cross over with the CW."
"Hi, we're NBC... We cancelled Constantine."

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Thank you.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

I noticed it looks like Deadshot has the wrist guns. Plus for that.

Harley has body writing too.

Looks like no eyepiece/mask for Deadshot.

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FLite wrote:
Matthew, a full caster gets 3rd lvl spells at level 5, a summoner gets them at level 7. So they are pushed back for everything but their summoning.

*nods* They're 'pushed back' to the same levels other 6 level casters get. Contrawise they get some summoning spells earlier than 6 level casters get. So why not?

I can see Tels argument that the protection from X spells are thematically fitting. But endure elements? blurred movement? Heck, snapdragon fireworks a spell that was fluffed as 'entertainment' is pushed back to second level for bards.

I'm getting off topic I guess, but It is related to all the complaints about the list being 'nerfed'. I think 'kind of fixed' is better.

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huh, I just looked over the 'nerfed' spell list. IMHO, it didn't go far enough.

Phantom Steed is still a second level spell for example, starting with Summon Monster IV at 3rd, they still get those spells sooner, couple other things like that.

But...

They still get alarm, endure elements, protection from X and shield (abjuration) identify (diviniation) compel hostility, daze monster (enchantment) blurred movement (illusion) ray of sickening (necromancy) enlarge person, expeditious retreat and reduce person (transmutation) at first. Just as an example So the only school they don't get is evocation, and they get the other 6 at the same pace as a 'full' caster. I'd have liked to have seen the 'must have' abjurations at least pushed back a level.

Makes the 'oh my character is crippled' arguments more annoying to me.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Just remove the "cannot be greater than the number of times" clause. I marked it for a faq anyway.

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blackbloodtroll wrote:
So, does a Scorpion Whip threaten?

That's what I want to know. The UE description doesn't have the reach trait and doesn't specify it fails to threaten. So when not in "Whip mode" it clearly does, but only to 5 feet.

I think we need a faq to the faq.

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I myself am amused at the complaining about the summoner's corrected spell list. Oh no! Teleport is a 5th level spell! I have to wait until 7th to get haste!

As a fan of Bards/Inquisitors/Magi who have always had those "restrictions" I fail to muster empathy to your plight.

Edit: I am much sadder that VMC was disallowed. A lore warden/VMC bard would be more skill focused, and a Unchained rogue/VMC fighter would be a fun combatant, to name two options.

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Yeah, I fear I'll be ending my subscription soon as well.

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2 people marked this as FAQ candidate.

Hmm, so 'when' do you decide to use it as a whip, vs scorpion whip? Just asking because using it as a whip provokes, but as a scorpion whip it doesn't.

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
I portray him in much the same way as Mitch, and like many was rather nonplussed at the retirement of the Shadow Lodge. So many of us were looking for the 'high-fives all around, when is the lodge party?' resolution, and all we got was the 'why aren't you stopping him?' resolution.

Agreed, between signs of progress in Nightmarch, and the positive resolution of Way of the Kirin, Rivalry's End left a bad taste in my mouth.

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While it would annoy Jay Garrick fans almost as much as making Barry *the* Flash annoyed us Wally fans in the comics... it would be funny if the TV 'Leauge' called themselves a 'Society' instead.

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IIRC, isn't there a scenario where one faction has to find out Torch's real name? The information wars work both ways.

Also, from a meta PoV, you can't judge what his party in <redacted> faced based on what the PCs encountered. We don't know what they fought/destroyed/disarmed or what subsequent lost expeditions did.

And without knowing the details of his (epic) level curse, maybe he can't go back? And maybe he didn't want anyone capable of retrieving his team to retrieve <redacted> Until he understood it better?

"Heya Torchie! We brought your friends bodies back. <Redacted> says hi!" *Torch explodes*

I'm not saying canonize the guy. I'm saying he's no worse that the people who the society works for.

I picture him more Johnny Marcone than Nicodemus Archleone.

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René P wrote:
Cracked and flawed ioun stones are often better to just jam into your skin somewhere under your armour. Pick a star constellation pattern if you'd like. Or if you probably needed to retry that check (not applicable in PFS I know) they are likely somewhere random on their body and have like 20 scars for each stone for all the failed attempts...

This is my plan for my Lissalla worshipping Slayer...

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Haven't taken them out of the box yet. The 'action pose' of Amiri looks wonderful, but it makes it hard to store in a mini case.

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Amusing timey-wimey moment today.

The Exchange:
Tried to recruit Grandmaster Torch in the Many Fortunes of Grandmaster Torch, missed by 1

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Now I'm wondering what that scenario is...

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Never said it made sense, and since 3.x D&D I've not run it that way, but that's what it says.

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Aberzombie wrote:

Now that I think about it....

** spoiler omitted **

Hmm, that's worth pondering

Spoiler:
Wouldn't the list have been made public after Natasha's upload in Winter Soldier? Or was Nick keeping that data off the books? I could see him doing that after the Avengers, or before CA:TWS because he'd not trust the world council...

Which would lead to Gonzales being right about him.

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Wow, that caused some derailing. Ok, the issue that came up was here

specifically: "At the start of a battle, before you have had a chance to act (specifically, before your first regular turn in the initiative order), you are flat-footed. You can't use your Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) while flat-footed." [emphasis mine]

You don't have 'regular turns' in the surprise round ("a surprise round happens before regular rounds begin.")

Yeah, I'd always ran it as if you act in the surprise round you're not flat footed after your init is up, but RAW doesn't seem to support it.

IT's better than "You acted in the surprise round, but now you're flat footed again until you go again."

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