I want to make sure I read this correctly, before I decide this feat is a "no brainer"
Archaeologist's luck states:Archaeologist's luck is treated as bardic performance for the purposes of feats, abilities, effects, and the like that affect bardic performance.
So lingering performance should work, right? Kind of makes it an automatic choice since the number of rounds doesn't increase by level, unlike bardic performance.
What are other good spells/feats to complement this luck bonus?
I hope this is the right forum.
I wanted to give thanks to the Florida Pathfinder society at Serenity Games. In Florida for a sad reason and with short notice this week, and saw they weren't that far from me. Thank you for putting up with a displaced Buckeye and making him feel welcome.
Came up at the table last night. GM ruled elves weren't immune, personally I disagreed, but since no one died, I didn't make a stir at the table.
Cloak of dreams for reference.
My feelings were based on the cloak of dreams having the exact spell type and subtype as sleep.
Ok, create pit creates "a 10-foot-by-10-foot extradimensional hole"
Since it's extradimensional, does that make the top of a pit a planar boundary for thinks like shift, dimension door etc?
For that matter since it's an extradimesional space, does it shut down portable holes, haversacks, efficent quivers etc.
Ok, outgrowth of the civil discussion on the last thread I started about race boons.
If races were attached to specific scenarios, where would you set the scenario?
For example, a nice three part scenario starting in Absalom and going into Shadow Absalom for kayal (fetchlings), a set of scenarios in Irrisen for changelings, etc.?
Just want to see peoples' creative juices flowing.
Question for RAI for the Geniuses.
The bastard sword and katana can be used two handed as a martial weapon. The Aldori dueling sword and the sawtooth sabre can be used as long swords as marital weapons.
The Vanguard's arcane bond reads:
Genius Guide to the Vanguard wrote:
Does the Vanguard have to be proficient in his bonded weapon? Barring racial familiarity (or the Half Elf trait) they'd be limited to martial/simple weapons only if so. This does forbid them from the above weapons, (which they could used in dimished capacity) as well as other exotic weapons.
Also with the eldrich blast.
The text reads: "At 2nd level, a vanguard may choose to have his vanguard blast deal fire or cold damage, rather than be a force effect. At 5th level, he may choose for it to deal electric damage. At 10th level, he may choose for it to deal acid or sonic damage. The vanguard must make this decision immediately when he gains a new level, and cannot change it until he gains his next level."
Does that mean at 2nd level, the vanguard can choose to do fire, and then his blasts will do fire or force damage? Or does it just do fire from then on? Likewiese at 5th level does it do just electric damage, or will it do (fire or cold) and electrical and force, chosen when he fires the bolt? Force is pretty good, and I don't see, outside of flavor, why he'd give it up.
Thanks for your time.
Good morning all,
I know this is going to start a lot of heated debate, but please stay civil.
Skinwalker, dhampir, goblin, fetchling, grippli, ifrit, kitsune, nagaji, oread, suli, sylph, undine, vishkanya or wayang (and maybe catfolk and ratfolk).
These are the current races that are 'boon only' races. We've seen this list expand a bit. While too late for the 5.x version of the guide, can we have a civil discussion about opening up some of these to general use?
My opinion, is that the elemental kin should be opened up. They are, IIRC, the oldest of the boon races, and we've seen several cycle in since then.
Also, my opinion, I don't want to see the goblins grippli or vishkanya ever opened. but that's my biases.
Disclaimer: I don't have much interest in the elemental planetouched. I have a couple ideas for a fetchling PC, but I've enough conepts to play with. And yes, I know that Raksasha Tieflings are good proxies for catfolk.
Disclaimer II: I'm assuming that any 'race opening' would take place in 2014, with the new guide brought out at GenCon.
Legal character question.
Going to be playing Fangwood Keep this weekend. I have an inquisitor 3 and a bard 5, both of which are legal.
Problem is, I don't want to play them.*
Now normally I'd not worry, grab a Kyra or Harsk out of the closet and take them for a spin, applying it to a different PC when they hit level 4.
Here's my questions.
Since I have a legal character(s) in that range, can I play an iconic?
If I play an Iconic, can I apply it to a brand new level one, like I could a Scenario.
Related: If I can, how do I apply it? 1 XP 500 gold, 2 PP?
Yes I'm boon shopping, both the in range characters could use the boon, but I've been playing with another Lore Warden concept and the idea of making a dueling school that 'pays prestige' is kind of cool.
Recently been told a couple things in games, that I can't find a reference for, I was hoping someone could help me.
To be clear, I believe all three are wrong, but I'm experienced in missing things.
I'm just curious. I'm playing 6th level slow for Ksenia because a) I wanted to apply my GM credit from Broken Chains to her and b) I didn't want to lose an entire level doing so. If I have to play an iconic next weekend for Fangwood keep, I'll want to take the slow advancement for the same reason.
So that's two reasons, GM credit and playing an iconic. Anyone else?
I was wondering why swapping patrons was not allowed in the retraining rules.
With the PFS retraining, I was looking at swapping out my witch's patron, but was sad to see that only the Hexes are retrainable. Wizards can retrain specialities, Clerics Domains, Sorcerers Bloodlines, but no love for the witch.
I was curious if there was a fluff reason, or if it could be added in errata..
Good morning all!
Had a couple things that came up, I thought were wrong, but kept my mouth shut. after cicil discussion I thought I'd post here for clarification.
Does a glitterdusted critter still gain concealment from invisibility? Due to die rolls it didn't change the outcome of the scenario, but I was thinking they don't.
I did confirm the PRD states "For purposes of this spell, an attack includes any spell targeting a foe or whose area or effect includes a foe." SO I am enlightened there. :-)
Given that we now have confirmation that the Hut doesn't time travel, and that Baba Yaga's point of origin is <redacted> this leads to some interesting questions.
I've always loved Russan Folklore, but this opens up so much more potential
Ok, had a thought talking about Re-GM credit...
Is it ethical to put (high tier) GM credit on a PC, then run that PC at a table with the scenario.
Ignoring the obvious silliness of say, having <redacted> as your familiar when you encounter him in <redacted> (though a good GM could have fun with them arguing over which is the real one) I was wondering, especially if you GM first.
For example, I applied Nightmarch to Ksenia, because she was at a level to get the better disposable boon. I almost forgot and played her at the lower table, but remembered and played my Shoanti sorcerer instead.
*Could* I have played her at the table? No not for getting two sheets, but because I wanted to RP some of the interactions. Nightmarch is a bad example, but an example I don't qualify for would be Blackros Matrimony.
At this point I'm not even worried if I 'ate' the player chronicle doing that.
Something mentioned in the Way of the Kirin scenario (GM using wrong statblock) made me wonder. If creatures have the ability to remove/dispell conditions in the scenario, should we, as GMs, have the PCs take advantage?
PC gets pulled into the circle with Kol'vath, he tries the 'release me or he dies!' trick and the party says no. PC gets away. Later same PC (and new player with a Paladin who has Oath against Fiends (d'oh!)) decide they can take him (!?!) So they close to melee with him (note, not with reach weapons) one mostly full attack later...
Well the outsider in the scenario has raise dead and restoration memorized. I decided she'd use them on the paladin.
Is that a fair use of resources? I mean it is a case where the player made a (really) stupid mistake, based on a veteran player's actions.
I just wanted to give a brief thanks to everyone I met, played with, GMed for etc, this past week at Origins. It was my first Con in 5 years, and I was surprised how well I handled it, and how well behaved people were. I hope people had as much fun playing at the tables I ran as I did running them.
On 5/17 I got an e-mail saying 2566012 was being shipped my monthly subscription and all the goodies.
On 5/20 I got an e-mail that 2566012 was shipping just the gaming paper.
Figured I'd wait a couple of days, but no updates, no PDFs, etc.
My card says the full amount is pending. So either this is the most expensive roll of gaming paper in existance, or something has gone wrong.
It's really important, since the map packs (as well as the paper) are needed for my tables at Origins. I'm not (as) worried about the other stuff.
On the Chechnyan (not Czech!) terrorist...
Obama's right. He's not an enemy combatant.
He is an American Citizen, and committed the attacks on American soil. He is entitled to all the protections and benefits thereof.
(Satan might want to check his pilot light)
We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
Divine Insight (Study)
Arcane Revelation (Study)
Edit: Added the abuse language others suggested. "You may not use this feat to gain a spell at a lower level if it already appears on your class list."
Primarly directed at Lisa and Vic.
If we didn't have all these posts Chris Lambertz had to delete, would she be let go?
I hate to see anyone job hunt in this economy, so if that's the case, I'll make more offensive posts so she doesn't lose his job ;-)
(More seriously, thanks Chris and everyone else for doing the Thankless job.)
Been debating a Tiefling Kensai for my next character, since the Arcane Duelist bard lacks a lot of the good combat spells *sob*.
I'd like people's opinion on this.
Chosen weapon, Aldori dueling sword. I just like a finessable med weapon. It's even slightly curved, perfect for my RL preferences. (And avoids Scimitar Spam)
Dex or Int? I was thinking Dex 16 (14+2) and Int 17 (15+2). The Dex to AC starts right off the bat, and by putting the levle 4 bump into Int, it hits +4 about the same time I need that for the AC bonus.
Hakiri Maki, of course a +1 armor bonus is a +1 armor bonus.
Now I'm pondering feats. At first level, should I take weapon finesse (because of the sword) or armor of the pit (for the additional AC bump). With sword in hand, that would make my level 1 AC 17 (+2 nat armor, +3 dex, +1 armor, +1 int.) or is a 15 good enough?
Then at third, I'm thinking taking the other of the two. Should I look at combat casting? And what are good traits?
At 5th level, quick draw and Aldori dueling style seem to be natural fits.
The Kensai's limited spells worry me, but that's because I prefer spontanious casters.
Something a bit light hearted. Does anyone have odd combinations that have arose over the course of play?
I'll give an example of what I mean.
Well since she was travelling with a fighter and gunslinger last time I played her, I shelled out the prestige to buy a happy stick. Amusingly I should have just memorized CLW, as I never cast anything more than a cantrip (yay slumber). Since she's Taldor faction, I picked up ranks in Slight of Hand, and just purchased the Thieves' Guild vanity.
Since I went all 'People of the North' I now have a Jadwiga Winter Witch, with the JAdwiga scion trait, a dinosaur for a familiar, who has travelled far from her family and home and falling in with a band of rogues, brigands, and cut throats.
Oh, and she's a member of a thieves guild too. :-)
Something I said in another thread bugged me, and I wanted to know if I'm a bad man.*
I've had some concern, with earlier season factions, about the Shadow Lodge missions. We have a young child** who games with us. Now she's not the issue, since she's Silver Crusade, but I'm worried about other players. What do you do if the child is Shadow Lodge?
While I find Zarta's missives funny (and the reactions of others the same) I really worry about if I'm running a table at a store having a bright eyed 10 year old show up with his Shadow Lodge character and asking about 'carnel pleasures' and 'succulent delights' after the mission.
Is swapping older faction missions to more 'PG ones' something we should encourage/do? I mean it doesn't matter so much if you are going through blaspheomus rites from Cheliax, or taking rubbings of the door for Qaderia, since it would be the Shadow Lodge that gets the point in the end.
I know I'm an evil man, ask either of my ex-wives
and she doesn't think she's a child. She's 10, so she is.
Thought I'd share an anecdote from last night.
I was at the FLGS, waiting for the rest of the gang to start the bi-weekly PFS game. A couple comes in, marvelling at having a game store 'close to home'* They're talking about D&D and 3.5, 4.0, and Next. They miss the former, dislike 4, and aren't excited about the later.**
So of course I brought up Pathfinder.
Now I've mocked in the past people clammoring for characters 'just like them' Heck I play tieflings, elves and skinny dextrous guys because they aren't just like me. But I will admit, Kyra and Seelah did make a positive impression on her, as did Sajan. Not enough to make a sale that day, but we'll see if they show up in two weeks. (Side note: I need to print 'business cards' with my name, e-mail and the Ohiopfs.org site to pass out for days like this.)
So while it doesn't matter to me, it clearly does to some people, and it works.
Now about that left handed iconic...
Of course with 5 game stores in Columbus, and having grown up in SE Ohio, the 'Walked uphill to school, both ways, in foot deep snow' thoughts came through my mind.
This is not an invite to start edition wars
Ok, here's the question. (And apologies if it has been asked, I was unable to find it on the search function)
The Aldori dueling feat gives you a +2 shield bonus when using it in one hand. I'm just wondering, if the weapon has the ghost touch property, does that extend to incorporeal touch attacks?
Now as I see it, stylized, it is a matter of visualizing how the shield bonus works. If it is blocking/parrying as the 'shield bonus' then a ghost touch weapon should apply.
In perusing the Improved Familiar section, I noticed our friendly neighborhood Mephit is not on the 'improved familiar who can use wands' list. Can we get this reviewed? As far as I can see the omission is in error.
With these two factors, I think they should be added to the wand list.
Ok, Talyn is carrying more and more alchemical gadgets, half charged wands, etc. I can't find anything besides the handy haversack's 'what you need is on top' ability to keep things organized. What I was wondering is, does anyone know of a belt/sash/bandolier which would make getting to the various items easier? (not so much as in reducing actions as in "I have 8 things in this pouch, but can always grap the one I need."
Ok, Havoc of the Society reads:
faction guide wrote:
Just so I'm clear.
1) Since it is force damage it doesn't suffer the problems with incorporeal critters. (e.g. my acid splash might not hurt the shadow, but the +1 point will since it's force. It also means acid splash does 1 point of (force damage) to a critter with acid resistance 5, correct?
2) It does not add the force descriptor to the spell. So for example, a fireball can't be made toppling because of this trait. (I orginally misread toppling spell and got hopeful for a moment, but I think the above is correct.)
I'm making a new first level sorcerer, learning from the mistakes with Rey, and wanting to make sure I'm right.
Thnak you Larry Wilhelm for a wonderful scenario.
First, even though the FLGS didn't have them (and I didn't think to check another FLGS until that morning) thank you for putting almost all the encounters in existing map packs. It would have made my life a lot easier if I had them, but it's good to know if I run it again.
Second, thank you for multiple foes. When I ran it we had an optimized tetori monk (SIGH) So when he touched something, it died. Having multiple foes throughout the scenario helped. (especially the <redacted> in the office at higher tiers).
Finally, thank you for the 'consolation prize' treasure. When the BBEG is designed to get away. (vs 'flees' 'attempts to fight to the death' 'surrenders' etc.) I know a lot of players feel like they're 'designed to fail'. Getting the gold makes softens those feelings.
Finally, let's hear it for splash damage, that's the only way I damaged the monk.
Now all I need are some angelic guardian minis.
Ok, three questions.
Ok, just finished reading Snows of Summer. Normally the <redacted> constructs I don't think much about, but this got my blood boiling.
Actually knowing her background, even if I could never adequately convey it to my players, makes me want to destroy Nazhena, wipe out every single person who ever made a soulbound doll, and burn Whitehaven to the ground. It's going to take some work to even get myself playing my own winter witch after reading that. It's easy when it's 'guardian doll, see stats' It's enraging to 'know' who is trapped in that doll.
Good job getting me at least, emotionally invested in the AP.