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RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 13,182 posts (13,667 including aliases). 3 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 33 aliases.


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If I had to pick one evil to be irredeemable and looking at the game cosmology from a bit of an Origenest attitude, it would have to be the destruction of souls.

The fact that demons and devils regularly work alongside angels to stop daemons from preying on the River of Souls speaks volumes, even if the first two are guided primarily by self-interest.

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Drejk wrote:

Congratulations top five.

Ok, now that the entries were revealed I can say that my submission was response to Mikaze's request for octopus-based celestial. During the (hasty) design process it moved from being agathion to azata (because there are already multiple aquatic agathions and it felt more like despite being octopus-shaped it didn't feel animalistic) thus being one of the two Chaotic Good submission, one of ten outsider submissions and one of three CR 10 monsters.

Oh...oh I love you for this and so very much want that azata. :D

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meatrace wrote:
None of the iconics' sexualities has come into play in any published adventure, as far as I know, nor should it. It's a game about killing monsters and taking their s&~@.

That's what the game is about for some.

Not so much for others.

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Drejk wrote:
Terquem wrote:
Didn't one of th employees of Paizo leave the company just before the iconic went public? Seems I remember this person talking about that in the LGBT thread
Well, one know trans employee left Paizo recently... The catch is it was Crystal herself

! Wha-?

:(

Quote:
- who left to pursue freelance career

:)

keeps an eye out

Crystal's good people. Always been friendly and informative, her IC Imrijka posts were a hoot, her art is insanely cute, and she drew one of my creature entries for Wayfinder. :D

Best of luck out there, Crystal!

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Shardra's backstory is about as hamfisted as a vegan salad.

Seriously pastebin user, how do you even.

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Lamontius wrote:

wait does the X mean getting their bone on or do I have to solve for it

Don't be silly. None of those characters are necromancers.

Drejk wrote:
Today I am searching my feminine side by wearing woman's shoes...

Cosplay Tangent:
Probably going to have to start to train up for these...

Tried jumping in right away with heavier stilts and I thought my legs were going to explode.

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Rysky recently alerted me about this.

WANT INTENSELY

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well, there's also Valeros X Shardra X Imrijka OR Gein Kafog X Redeemed!Laori Vaus X Isiem...

...I don't think there's any coming back from that last one....

and keeping even more of an eye out for Champions of Corruption...

also uses the emergency brake on this tangent while there's still time

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Freehold DM wrote:
King better show up in this. I've been shipping you two for a while now.

This is like the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me. <3

Lilith wrote:
Mikaze wrote:

Well, I know how I'm celebrating Celebrate Bisexuality Day today!

outlines plot

DO IT. DO IT NAO.

It's really just FF4 OT3 stuff after falling in with the wrong crowd getting back into the thick of that fandom. It's gonna be going up on tumblr and eventually AO3; most of it wouldn't be inappropriate here, but I don't think the audience for it is here either..

But something Pathfinder specific?

...

EITHER

Seelah relieving her frustrations with Seltyiel and Amiri on Seltyiel and Amiri. mff

OR

Lymnieris and female!Arshea work together to get Ragathiel to lighten the hell up. mmf

...

Well great. Now it's relevant to the forums and inappropriate. Damn. It keeps happening.

(I'm sorry all my sweet and clean plots are hogged by the Homosexuality in Golarion and FF4 queues :( )

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Somebody needs to let all those paladins of Arshea and Lymnieris to stop with the orgies then!

Well, some paladins of Lymnieris. Some do go the chaste route after all. Auroral Tower's got nuance.

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Well, I know how I'm celebrating Celebrate Bisexuality Day today!

outlines plot

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satyesu wrote:

Dustin: ugh, thanks.

Shin: beside the slaughter of ogres, what in t hat mod says "evil" to you?

Imagine if Deliverence, The Hills Have Eyes, and the X-Files episode "Home" had offspring.

And it's on cocaine.

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Buying for Shattered Star!

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Fashion Goblin wrote:

Thanks Paris and Tim for putting so much work into this.

Congrats to everyone who made it in! I'm shocked/honoured/speechless/ecstatic to be in. :)

Please tell me this is the article you mentined some time back. :D

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Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
I'm not sure that a mortal could be considered competent to give consent to a deity.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

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Victor Zajic wrote:
I would talk to the GM about what exactly your code requires. It's possible that a GM could rule that premarital sex is un-chivalrous and dishonorable.
I wonder what paladins of Lymnieris would say?

Depending on the client the fee may be waived. Either way there are certain standards that must be met before a client is accepted. We do believe in self-respect, after all.

The earlier discussion about mutual respect needing to overcome power imbalances and taking responsibility for producing a child is also quite relevant.

Are you certain you are fine having a child in this manner?

Are you certain you are fine with her having your child in that manner?

And is this how you wish for one of your children to be born? Is the life they are likely to be given what you wish for them?

We believe consent to be sacred, and as such it must be handled responsibly.

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Irnk, Dead-Eye's Prodigal wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
That character isn't going to be a Castilrian he's going to be more about Minali, Shylen, and Cayned Cialain.

.

Do you have any idea how much it...
hurts
to read that line?!

Mabye.


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Peperic Timarson wrote:

Interesting, I read it that you were responsible for their lives as in they were under your protection until handed over to the legal authorities. As in, you wouldn't let the party kill them after they talked. Coupled with everything else, I think my interpretation fits better, that the paladin of Iomedae is concerned with the root of evil, not the actual symptoms.

Up to now, he's captured an assassin in a failed attempt, made her talk and then handed her over to the government. Not sure he's really had a quandary yet.

An agent of evil is not a symptom, they are a cause of it and a source.

The paladin, if they win and prevail, is the cure. The cure being massive damage and a one-way ticket to the lower planes (where their filthy souls belong).

This is the line of thinking that enabled the "witch"-hunters and other atrocities of the Third Mendevian Crusade.

That is not the outlook of any paladin I know.

We kill when we must. Redemption is always a greater victory than vengeance.

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Is your partner capable of giving informed consent? Have they? Do you have proper respect for each other? Are you going to leave your partner as well or better off afterwards than they were beforehand?

If yes, you are fine.

Dustin Ashe wrote:
'Cause, c'mon, paladins don't do one night stands.

Oh I love encountering misconceptions like this sometimes. It makes the education to follow so satisfying. :)


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FallofCamelot wrote:

My question about Belzen is this:

Lastwall is presented as a battleground whereby the forces of civilisation have built great bastions and walls and are barely holding back the savage horde.

OK that's fine but that begs the question:

What about Ustalav?

Renchurch is roughly 100 miles from Urgir which by all rights should make it a fortified frontier town yet when it was detailed it was presented as a sleepy farming town with no mention of orcs.

I can understand the Orcs reticence to attack the Mammoth Lords or the warlike tribes of the Shoanti (even though I reckon the Orcs would smash them into goo if they felt like it) and no-one messes with Irissen but Ustalav? What's stopping them?

It's creepy as hell is what.

Place is crawling with draculas and frankysteins and skellingtons...

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Lilith wrote:
I like to make a distinction between open relationships and polyamory. In the first instance, you have a mutual agreement to see other people, but not necessarily the same people. In the second, you are involved with the same people. (Just my personal preference. :) )

Agreed on needing that distinction.

hides final fantasy 4 baron ot3 stash

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Weirdo wrote:


You might want to stick a CR cap on the "race" since otherwise that becomes way more interesting than 1-8 levels in a spellcasting class.

For example, I become a Solar Angel. Immortal, and DR/epic and Regen 15 (evil) makes me practically unkillable. SR gives a partial defense against other new casters. Plus Wish as a (free) spell-like ability 1/day, a set of other SLAs including constant True Seeing, and spellcasting as a 20th level cleric.

And being an Angel is good PR.

And intersex planetar paladins of Arshea just swarmed the skies of every AP. :)

is okay with this

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:D

Oh wow. Brigh looks exactly like I hoped she would! :)

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Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:

Kaer Maga would certainly be the best fit, considering the inspiration.

But it should be a book set in whatever city that Paizo most wants to do as a "city adventure" locale.

Absalom might "cast the widest net" there. It's totally selfish but I'd love to see such a book hit for Kintargo right before Hell's Rebels, considering how RP heavy that AP is gonna be. :)

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Hmmm, I haven't gotten a postcard from Uncle Xanxost in quite a while. I wonder what he's up to lately.

My favorite piece of Xanxost artwork was captioned: "Planar scholar Xanxost performing field research on planar life"

The image was just this slaad beating a vrock with a rock. :)

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Todd Stewart wrote:
I was about a week late in asking about the original painting for the cover, otherwise I'd have it on my wall.

Oh God the art. From front to back, it is also one of the most beautiful RPG books ever put out.

Gah, I'd be happy to just be able to buy prints of some of those pieces. :)

That's one thing that would be fantastic...having a single artist with a strong, distinct style doing at least all of the primary interiors to give all those interwoven characters a unifying look. And as much as I'd love love love to see Tony DiTerlizzi doing Pathfinder artwork, he seems to be really busy with his own books these days...

So who?

...

Carolina Eade plz

Deadmanwalking wrote:
Dear lord yes, Uncaged was a beautiful thing, and I'm pretty sure has informed my entire style of game prep for every game since.

YES. It was also a shining example of how to make an RPG source book useful and entertaining to read. It didn't so much spark the imagination as it exploded it and kept throwing firecrackers into the conflagration.

edit-

Strangers: Denizens of Kaer Maga, perhaps?

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On the run but I just want to say:

Faces of Sigil is one of my all-time favorite RPG books. I still say it's one of the top ten best RPG books ever.

I would buy the hell out of a book like this for Pathfinder.

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If you're good, you have a duty to protect the innocent, period.

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the secret fire wrote:
A person who has been publishing obscure fantasy fiction since...1987.

One of the most famous writers of the romantic fantasy genre is obscure. Gotcha.

You know what this sounds like? Gatekeeping. Except against sources of inspiration and themes rather than players.

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Eh, I'll keep on making my male bards feminine and badass and not worry about meeting someone else's expectations of what is and isn't cool.

Also, Valdemar bards for life.

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"Our Spike, good. Your Spike, sexy!" - Yoko Kanno on Cowboy Bebop's English dub

;)

is totally in love with the returning trio of dub actors in the Berserk movies too

but will never touch the Patlabor TV dub again

never

ever

also, watched Bacanno dubbed

planning to watch Durarara subbed

it just seems to make sense that way

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Set wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
"Heavy is the crown of the god-king/queen. The flail and scepter are pretty hefty too..."
[tangent] Perhaps because of the Crown/Orb/Scepter of Might from 1st edition, I always wanted to see non-Western versions of the 'regalia,' such as a Sword/Jewel/Mirror for a Japanese set. An Egyptian set is harder, 'though, because there's the Crown/Uraeus/Mask, the Was/Scepter, the Ankh, the Flail, the Scarab and the Spear. Nailing it down to just three (Scepter/Flail/Crown?) becomes an issue, because some of them, like the ankh and scarab, are also pretty iconic. Coming up with thematic powers also becomes a thing. The ankh is life, the uraeus / crown is rulership and wisdom, the flail represents agriculture, the was/scepter measurement (determining value) and architecture, etc. [/tangent]

I need this in my life.

and hopefully in Wayfinder #12!

And seconding that "make your own Empyreal Lord" thread proposal. :)

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@Tels, thanks again man. :)

Odraude wrote:
I agree. You should make a character that has sex daily... I mean, dyslexia...

I'm offended.

That character isn't going to be a Castilrian he's going to be more about Minali, Shylen, and Cayned Cialain.

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Splendor wrote:
Maybe some of that plague from the Foxglove manor can be found. It takes the PCs like a month to get to Turtleback (and thus a month back) she could kill the whole town with that plague while they are gone. If she did manage something like this, then let them know it was her. Her transformation complete she moves away and leaves a book detailing how she did it, how she ticked them, how they helped her and how all the deaths she caused are their fault. Have fun with that Paladin.

:/

Alternately: Keep the possibility of the PC's actually getting through to her on the table and actually possible.

Turning PC victories into complete poison with them being unable to have any agency in what happens is one of the quickest ways to turn people off of the game.

I have played good characters that have been on the recieving end of this treatment. And yeah, some of them paladins.

Having every redemption attempt blow up in my face killed any desire to continue those campaigns for me.

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Liz Courts wrote:
Cover image and description updated to final!

Seltyiel

Seltyiel

SELTYIEL WHAT ARE YOU DOING

Seelah is going to be so disappointed in you

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I'd prefer to see it more heavily guided by roleplay. Like say the nature of the rebellion will be heavily influenced by how the PCs choose to wage their part in it. No matter what, the PC's probably will have to deal with people taking it too far, but they'll likely have a lot less of that on their hands if they present a visible face that lives up to the ideals rather than compromising them.

While I agree that moral complexity would be welcome here(especialy given how RP-oriented it's being made out to be) and that rebellions in real life are hardly pretty things, heroic fantasy also doesn't have to wallow in the worst elements of reality by default. We have Milani for example. Players should have the option of actually being able to live up to her ideal, though they will most likely have to work for it.

edit-Ooh, what if we get a member of House Thrune attempting to defect? One that the PCs have to decide whether or not to trust and may very well have to protect from more vengeful elments of the rebellion?

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Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
And every young kid's make-believe/roleplaying with all their assorted store-bought, second hand, op-shopped, scavenged, own-built toys that didn't stick to brand/genre (Toy Story).

Transformers, G.I.Joe, and Jem all existed in the same universe in the 80's and I remember ghosts, Lovecraftian horros, and wizards being present in those. :)

(there may have been a fake ghost pirate or two, but I think those are technically hard sf)

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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
Robert Little wrote:
And do a blog post detailing fantasy and sci-fi mixes in other media. There is well over a generation now of gamers born after Krull, Thundaar the Barbarian, and Ralph Bakshi's Wizards.
Not to mention all of DC and Marvel comics. :D

And Final Fantasy and too many other videogame settings to count. :)

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Also, concurring with samsarans being awesome candidates for expansion and exploration. :)

Transcendant ascetics or transcendant decadence with those folks.

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Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
Alrighty. All good thoughts. Question: what is it about the Vishkanyas that you like (if you are one of the people asking for them)? Most of the other races I get. But Vishkanyas elude me. What about them makes them a race you love? Is it the "they make natural ninjas" aspect that you like or what?

This is just my opinion, but:

It's a bit of the "snake person" vibe combined with the perception of them being poisonous(metaphorically) outsiders within the very cultures they live in while at the same time possibly having an established place within it(especially if there's a caste system going on). It's a bit of the tiefling stigma, but with a bit more acceptability while still being held at arm's length.

That and the race just screams "court intrigue" to me. And they also serve as a natural fit for building naga-centric cultures around(I have to admit that I prefer the vishkanya over the nagaji for this role).

...I guess if I had to sum up what I want out of vishkanyas, it would be: Ascetic decadence.

...

Or decadent asceticism.

One of those two. ;)

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archmagi1 wrote:
Its sad that you guys have to write a blog post to justify Iron Gods to all the naysayers saying nay, but kudos for a well informing article.

I thought they had mostly quieted down once the first volume hit. Or maybe I've just lucked out and missed the negativity.

Either way, great article. :)

(more Verces plz!)

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Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Wyrwoods!
Also not familiar with this one. Where can I find it?

They debuted in the ARG as a Race Builder example and got a full entry in Bestiary 4 IIRC.

Personally I'd nominate Ghorans from the Inner Sea Bestiary if they're open. :)

Also throwing in a vote for more Vishkanya love!

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Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Theodor Snuddletusk wrote:

LazarX;

Raw that is true. But the way my group play and how i feel the game should be played, there are always exeptions based on setting or circumstances.

If the witch has cast a spell that if she is a virgin (live or dead) at 00.00 than the demon prince nesguch is summoned onto the mortal plane. Than you cant kill her or reson with her.

One of the ways that can be solved is for the good alligned charracter to make sure she no longer is a virgin. Forcefully so.
Evil act no. Kind or cuddle, no. But not evil.

Don't you dare. If you're seriously going to go down that road, you need to close your account and get out.
But you're fine with him defending torture? What about using rape as torture?

Where in the hell are you arriving at the conclusion that I'm defending torture? You apparently don't know me very well.

Do not take my absence for most of this thread as some sort of approval. Quite frankly I find banging my head against the wall to be too exhausting on top of all the other crap I've dealt with this past month and Deadmanwalking has been pretty much saying everything that needs to be said on the matter.

But when I peek in the thread against my better judgment and see someone trying to justify rape and only one person has called him on it, I'm damn well going to say something.

I may not agree with LazarX on a lot of matters but I'm glad he did call that for the poisonous #%*+ it is. That crap has no place here. Or anywhere else.

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Theodor Snuddletusk wrote:

LazarX;

Raw that is true. But the way my group play and how i feel the game should be played, there are always exeptions based on setting or circumstances.

If the witch has cast a spell that if she is a virgin (live or dead) at 00.00 than the demon prince nesguch is summoned onto the mortal plane. Than you cant kill her or reson with her.

One of the ways that can be solved is for the good alligned charracter to make sure she no longer is a virgin. Forcefully so.
Evil act no. Kind or cuddle, no. But not evil.

Don't you dare. If you're seriously going to go down that road, you need to close your account and get out.

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Talking with the WotR group, if we ever played this we're thinking about having everyone come from the same troubled family that may or may not be torn apart by the rebellion. A bit of a Dragon Age 2 vibe possibly. :)

Abadarite cleric father, infernal sorceress mother hiding her bloodline's nature, the good son paladin of Iomedae who has all the family's expectations dumped on him, the bastard(except not really) tiefling son who gets treated like a black sheep by everyone but the paladin, the dutiful daughter that was in training to join the Hellknights before dropping out and is sick of living in the paladin's shadow, the younger brawling tomboy daughter that keeps getting into scraps in the streets, the youngest son everyone is trying to shield from the horrors of the conflict, the halfling head servant/Bellflower agent, the old butler/former assassin that takes the tiefling under his bloody wing...

God I really want to play this now.

also buys the Assassin's Creed 2 soundtrack

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ngc7293 wrote:
I thought murderhobos came from people playing lots of MMO or first person shooters. The groups that I played with didn't get into that and we don't have that murderhobo thing going on. On the otherhand the different people I have played games with have been in the area since the early 90's.

Y'know, I actually came to tabletop RPGs from videogames and I was rather shocked and put off by how decidedly unheroic and, well, murderous and uncaring the other PCs were.

Link, Simon Belmont, and Cecil Harvey they were decidedly not. Even the Bad Dudes were more invested in the world around them.

After all, they did save the president from ninjas.

It just seemed a waste to be presented with a medium where you could have a fully fleshed out fantasy world with endless possibilities as far as how you could interact with it and craft your own character's story only to see all of it reduced to "can kill this/can take advantage of this/can sell loot to this".

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Eltacolibre wrote:
Zark wrote:
Mikaze wrote:

Weapon Focus: Boat

DominusMegadeus wrote:

I think his name is supposed to be Guts. That's a crossbow, too.

Gah! I just started watching the new movies and I am both thrilled and aching inside because I know where it's going.

What is Guts? What Movies are you watching?

I’m just curious :)

Berserk, an anime which has been remade as high quality animated movies. Believe there is like 3 movies out at the moment, maybe more? While it is anime/manga, Berserk is a dark fantasy world. Guts is the main protagonist, a barbarian essentially with a huge sword.

I'd recommend to watch it.

There's a lot more going on in the series beyond that description too. I do recommend it but it really does require some warnings beforehand: It is triggery as hell.

Spoiler:
It says a lot when all three of the central characters have suffered rape in one form or another.

That said, the drama can pull you in and the artwork in the manga quickly grows from decent into some of the most beautifully rendered in the business, even if much of the subject matter is horrible horrible horrible good God why

You'll get a different experience if you start with the manga or the old anime TV series, which only covered the first major arc of the manga and

Spoiler:
ends at the worst place in the story possible.

The movies seem to be telling the story the TV series covered, both trimmed down a bit and also with elements of the manga added back in that weren't in the original anime. The new movies are also really pretty compared to the TV series, sticking much more closely to the art style of the manga though the 2-D/3-D meshing can be dodgy at times(I've been told it improves in the later movies).

I haven't finished the movies yet, but from what I've seen, if you go with the TV series you'll get a longer telling of the story with some manga elments missing but also with some of the more low key elements expanded or added in. The movies(starting with The Egg of the King) are faster paced, tells the story in a much more constrained amount of time, but adds some manga elements back in. And the animation and art quality gets quite a bump. The secondary cast also gets a bit more attention in the TV series, at least it seems to in comparison to the first movie.

If you start with the manga....you will highly likely detest the main character all the way until somewhere in the third volume.

Spoiler:
For me it was when you(and Puck) see Guts' heartless exterior crack for the first time.

Also, with the manga, you have Puck. How you feel about Puck is going to be hard to gauge. While I think the relief he provides is totally necessary to get through certain stretches of the story, some of the fourth-wall breakage can be a bit much for some. (most just complain about him not having pants)

Also, "Forces" and "Aria" are two of the best pieces of dark fantasy music ever. :)

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Orthos wrote:
All I can see is Crono-Frog X-SLASH. Of which I totally approve.

Just so's you know,

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that remark wound up sparking an impromptu out-of-continuity in-character debate between our WotR paladins over who got to be Chrono and who had to be Frog.

Aasimar(Travern) eventually convinced my tiefling(Liath) to take Frog on account of him being the more chivalrous and honorable of the two. :)

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DominusMegadeus wrote:

I think his name is supposed to be Guts. That's a crossbow, too.

Gah! I just started watching the new movies and I am both thrilled and aching inside because I know where it's going.


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Lord Fyre wrote:
Lazarod Malloran wrote:
Lord Fyre wrote:
Geopolitical realities mean that the rebels can't expect much in the way of outside help.

Ha!

Lord Fyre wrote:
Who in the right mind wants war with Cheliax?
You want that list in alphabetical order? For now, we can skip the obvious "A" entry to point out:

Don't be too sure about that. The reason that Cheliax and Andoran are not at war right now is that both nations have (correctly) estimated that an invasion of the other power would fail.

Likewise, moving a battle fleet through a hostile Arch of Aroden is foolishly dangerous.

You thought I meant Andoran? wicked grin

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Lazarod Malloran wrote:
Cthulhudrew wrote:
get help from .... the Desnans in Nidal's Borderlands

The Umbral Court would love that. Such an effort would expose the Desnan infiltrators.

We also have friends.

Who was it that was described as welcoming their occupiers like a spider welcoming a fly into its web again?

Oh never mind that; you don't have anything to worry about. You got Nidal watching your backs.

Sleep tight.


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Rushley son of Halum wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
Your argument seems to be (and I'm sure you'll correct me) that you don't like good characters, but you're okay with them if they can be browbeaten into giving up their convictions. However the paladins are harder to browbeat because there are actual in game repercussions for them betraying their character concept.
Actually i'd say the problem is that many paladins don't have a character concept. Just some 2 dimensional idea with no depth.

>:(

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