Weird question: male gamers role-playing female characters...how do you handle speaking "in character?"
Like a number of folks upthread, I try to stick to inflection and mannerisms more than different voices.
Another point in this approach's favor is that your larynx is less sore afterwards. ;)
Honestly, I hope this AP has a lot for Osirioni heroes rather than selling it mostly as "go plunder this culture's heritage".
That and this cover lady might very well be one of those rivals mentioned in the description. :)
I will buy Chronicle of the Righteous, Champions of Purity, Distant Worlds, or Cerulean Seas: Beasts of the Boundless Blue for the first twelve posters that want them
Merry Christmas With A Vengeance!
I will buy the following pdfs for the first twelve people to ask for them.
Pick one item from the first list and two items from the second list!
Choose 1 item from this list
Chronicle of the Righteous (3 Available)
All about the Empyreal Lords and their followers! Want more of a spotlight on Team Good? This book is for you!
Champions of Purity (3 Available)
Options in abundance for good-aligned characters of all stripes!
Distant Worlds (3 Available)
Tons of information and possibilities for adventures on other worlds, from psionically-rich Castrovel to high-tech Verces!
Cerulean Seas: Beasts of the Boundless Blue (3 available)
A beautiful bestiary featuring a LOT of new races and monsters to fill the oceans and waterways of your worlds.
Choose 2 items from this list
Like gnolls? Like gnoll-alikes without the gnolls' baggage? This has you covered both ways!
Book of Heroic Races: Reapers (3 available)
A new planetouched race descended from psychopomps!
Direlock Base Class (3 available)
A strange class perfectly geared for alien cultures and characters!
Mysteries of the Dead Side: Sacred Necromancer (3 available)
Gives options for characters who touch the realms of the dead for purposes both fair and foul!
The Expanded White Necromancer (3 available)
For heroic necromancers who fight alongside the honored (un)dead!
And up to two of Alluria Publishing's Remarkable Races: (9 available)
First come first served! If you'd like to pass on one of the items in the bundle, just say so and it'll go to the first person to ask for it. :)
Just announce which items you'd like, and place them in your wishlist. It will probably take me until Monday to process all of them due to all the item juggling, but you'll get 'em. :)
Also, take a look over at the Talented Adventurers of Spirosblaak fundraiser over at Indiegogo, and help out one of our 3pp's and Pathfinder contributors for Christmas!
Still hoping a scythe-weilding "paladin" of Pharasma or Ashava is going to be doable.
Same for khopesh-using Sarenraen warpriest, gun-weilding Brighite warpriest, handaxe using Erastilian warpriest, etc.
Man, I've got a follow-up to this but I really don't want to derail James' thread with porniness.
Again, that is. >_>
Captain K. wrote:
Y'know, I was going to say "can we have Holomogi amazon dinorider?" but this makes me want to change my vote. :D
Every detail in that first picture makes me go :D Including the red light/green light.
This has me even more excited about getting to see Alkenstar up close. I had assumed for a long time that Alkenstar approached technology in a more rusty scrap, hurried and cobbled together aesthetic. But if that's what the factories look like...
Here favored weapon is a a scimitar and you weren't ok with that? Why would I assume the ankh is ok?
Because the character is Osirioni, a people with a lot of reason to disdain scimitars and a lot of reasons to identify with the ankh.
Accounting for Osironi resentment of Keleshite occupation and approaching Sarenrae on their own cultural terms is totally powergaming.
wants to play a devout khopesh-weilding Osirioni holy warrior of Sarenrae
apparently doesn't want to roleplay
Hell, it's not even stated to be used in the executions. It's only explicit use is to be given to the families of the executed.
Which strongly implies that those bolts aren't used in the executions, considering Abadar is LN and traumatizing families isn't something they're likely to ritualize.
Certainly not to shoot at the families of the executed.
There are a lot of ways those families can get use out of a golden bolt. Actually shooting it at something is probably not an intended or well considered one.
Fantasy doesn't stop being fantasy when a robot or a spaceship or a motorcycle or a gun or whatever else shows up.
And those elements don't make something science fiction either.
Because that particular subculture tapdances on triggers for a lot of us and because it normalizes some very dangerous $%#@ we absolutely do not need.
There is a reason why even the term "loli" turns a lot of stomachs and upsets a lot of us. That reason should not need to be explained.
Jessica said this subject needs to be dropped. Let's do that please, because this is poisonous.
Grrr...reposting after getting this and the "against" thread mixed up:
Also, a typically good, black-skinned race. Mortal or celestial, either way.
We've got plenty of typically neutral and evil ones, so why not have a good one for once?
Did you know that the "Ace with a baseball bat vs Dalek" was the very first Crowning Moment of Awesome listed on TV Tropes, leading to the creation of all the collections that exist now? :)
Finally saw that episode a couple of weeks ago, tucked into the Revisted special for the 7th Doctor. Geoffrey from Fresh Prince of Bel Air was in that one too!
I LOVE it that there are so little good monsters in the bestiaries, what use do they have?
Just one example: For a lot of us, they help bring a fantasy world to life as something other than a "kill things and take their stuff" metasetting.
Regarding some of the earlier discussion upthread:, I'd love to see the stereotypically evil races get some more alignment range and break up the monoculture, but that goes for the so-called "good" races too.
But that's likely more for books outside the Bestiearies. The player companions have gotten better at this, after some rough spots. The ARG managed to do a bit of it with some races and completely missed the opportunity to do it with others. :(
Also, would love to see some "dark and good"*, "scary-looking and good", "ugly and good", and "alien and good"** creatures(particularly celestials) Hope the Spyglass Archons can make it into Bestiary 5 to fulfill some of the "dark" end of things.
Also, a typically good black-skinned race plz.
*Azata that look like the Shae would be awesome
**Angels that look like the Elohim would be crazy awesome
I thoroughly loved the interplay between Sand Shoes, Grandad, and Chinny. :)
11th Doctor: It's a timey-wimey thing.
Wrath of the Righteous : Solid 5. This is the campaign I have been yearning for since I started playing the game. It feels REALLY nice to be able to go into a campaign with an idealistic, redemptive character and feel assured that you'll fit in without having to deal with any of the murderhoboisms. Got a character that was practically made for this AP already. Eager to start ASAP.
Mummy's Mask : Solid 5. I've wanted an ancient Egypt/Osirion AP for a LONG time. I am extremely excited by this one, and the hardest part is narrowing down what I want to play. Some may complain about the theme the same way some bizarrely complain about Jade Regent being "Asian" and "not fantasy"(wat), but for me the setting is something that has appealed to me for a long time. So glad to see Osirion getting love. Looking forward to the fancy hats.
Iron Gods : Solid 5. While Osirion is closer to my heart than Numeria, the latter is still awesome and I've been excited about the "new machine gods" concept since the announcement. Again, some might hate on the sci-fi elements for "not being fantasy", but it works for me, certainly in this context. And I've been looking for the right campaign to use my alien-descended sorcerer/oracle. This sounds like a match.
All in all, the AP line is making me really happy right now. So many wishes coming true over 18 months. :)
(if the Spring 2015 AP is Lastwall/Belkzen with redeemable/allied orc tribes it'll be 24)
Lloyd Jackson wrote:
Have to use this now.
edit-I'm seriously misting up at this concept, no exaggeration.
So here's a weird relationship dynamic waiting to happen:
A Mythic PC can take the Divine Source ability, which makes them able to grant domains and spells to their worshippers.
Another PC in the party could very well be romantically involved with that character and worship him/her.
Mythic D/s couple waiting to happen right there. But besides that, it's got to make for some interesting dynamics. Like say an already-involved couple goes Mythic. One of them begins the process of their apotheosis wtih Divine Source, and the other turns to their worship in order to remain close as they move further away from mortality and mortal perspectives(or to keep them anchored to it).
No wonder Seelah keeps him around, eh?
Stupid sexy Seltyiel
So you can do crazy alien monsters, magic, and countless other crazy notions. But someone being a cowboy is too far?
To lend some perspective:
This is a setting where the most infamous organization of assassins is a cult that dresses like Kamen Rider and worships a divine-hitman mantis and is based on an island where they fight pirates and dinosaurs.
This is a setting where barbarians and androids fight robot scorpions with plasma lance stingers and machine gun mandibles in a land dotted with alien spaceship wreckage.
This is a setting that had a functioning space program before the Eye of Abendego hit.
Anyone thinking Golarion is "default medieval European fantasy" by this point hasn't gotten the memo.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Pretty much that.
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
Give me an idea for a game product you'd REALLY like to see, but WOULDN'T have expected Super Genius to have done. I have a new venue, and new ideas flowing, and new writers coming to me so, give me your Rogue ideas!
Probably not going to come as a surprise, but
A race booklet for (non-evil) orcs, along the lines of what's been done for gnolls and kobold(kings)? Something that presented them as a balanced player-friendly race and offered a rich culture not only for orc N/PCs to draw from but also for half-orcs with non-tragic backgrounds?
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
I have so many concepts and an Empyreal Lord that really need this. Consider it preordered. :)
Also: Oh God this sale. :O
It's also flat out false that everyone that's unhappy with the monk is an optimizer*. Or a min-maxer. Or only cares about combat. Or isn't a roleplayer.
Or whatever label one wants to slap on people to dismiss their complaints.
Some of us just want to be able to roleplay a mystical martial artist that actually lives up to the flavor without being forced to dumpstat(or play a dwarf**) or overly narrow what a monk could be/over-specialize.
Some of use want to play nimble monks that aren't swollen beef monsters without feeling like we've crippled our ability to keep up with the party.
Some of us think the monk should be playable without requiring a damned PhD in system mastery.
Some of us would like to play a monk that actually has a positive CHA score and not feel like we're shooting ourselves in the foot.
And we aren't part of some "optimizer conspiracy" out to destroy roleplaying. Seriously.
I mean, I can make a socially competent, well-rounded, non-dumpstatted character that lives up to the flavor I'm looking for with the barbarian. Every time I've tried it with the monk, it crashes and burns.
*Not that there's anything wrong with that.
**I swear, if I see another CHA 5 dwarf trotted out as proof that monks are just fine...